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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE
Try Using The Cable Select Method For Your Ide Set Up...
If It Shows The Drive In The Disk Management Then You Probably Just Need It To Be Formatted...
yea but, theres like, stuff on there, and its been formatted before. Does it need to be formatted again?
post #12 of 18
Is it NTFS or FAT32?
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is this the master drive or slave drive? check your hard drive to see if it has jumpers, most likely need to set it to slave.
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is this the master drive or slave drive? check your hard drive to see if it has jumpers, most likely need to set it to slave.
ive tried all the jumpers. Ive tried making it a slave, master, and even a single hard drive. It still doesnt show up in explorer

i also tried making it external, but it didnt work still. Is there anyway to get the information off that before formatting it?
post #16 of 18
Reformating that drive would of course be a fix, but if it shows up in windows disk manager then it shouldn't be necessary. Try uninstalling the drive from the device manager and restarting. If windows does not detect and assign a drive letter to the drive upon startup then confirm with disk manager that the volume is there you should be make the drive active and/or assign it a drive letter now(right click it).
    
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Just to be clear, you have worked with disk management in the past? What happens when you try to open disk management, is the drive there? Can you right click a partition and get a menu?
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post #18 of 18
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Just to be clear, you have worked with disk management in the past? What happens when you try to open disk management, is the drive there? Can you right click a partition and get a menu?
If i right click it, i get a menu, but its all greyed out

i still cant get this thing to work
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