Hard disk not recognized?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BlackScarletLove, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. BlackScarletLove

    BlackScarletLove Status:In Post-Production

    Victoria, BC, Canada
    I have a hard disk that I want to clone my C drive to, and I connected it via USB external; it showed up fine, I formatted it. However, since XP doesn't recognize boot drives through USB I wanted to attach it internally before I cloned my system drive over for when I do a boot test.

    However, the drive that showed up just fine through USB isn't showing up when I plug it into the MB. It is recognized and is powering up, because when the system posts, the initial screen shows it is connected, and it gets warm after a few minutes, so it's working and the system can detect it, it is just not showing up in Windows.

    I checked, and it's set to Slave.

    What's the problem?
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    You might want to check the disk manager in Windows to make sure its assigned a drive letter and is active.
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    You have to partition a drive after formatting it. But that should have made it inaccessible on the USB also.
  4. osnntec

    osnntec OSNN Junior Addict

    You need to recheck BIOS settings! try to enable/disable some setting there in BIOS set up. I am sure it will help you. Let me know, if it works.