Sata Hdd not detected [Solved/Closed]

Mkoll - Nov 5, 2008 at 05:33 PM - Latest reply:  Jube
- Jan 30, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I got a P4 with a mobo Asrock P4VM890 and an old samsung IDE Hdd. What happens is that I bought a barracuda 250Gb 16Mb SATA Hdd and is detected by bios, I saw that the configuration was on non-raid setting and everything seemed to be fine but when I start-up windows everything goes just as normal but the new drive doesn't show up in "My computer" folder and there is an icon on the tray that is used to disconnect a periferal device mencioning the name of the drive. I've seen the system info and the drive shows up there. Anyone got any clue about this?
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xpcman 19317 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateContributorStatus September 21, 2018 Last seen - Nov 5, 2008 at 05:40 PM
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The drive will not show until it is formatted.
Right click My Computer - select Manage - select Disk Management you should see your drive and be able to format it

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my hd is displayed in device manger but does not come up in the computer manager tab !?
Please apply the solution from xpcman listed up above.
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hi guys Im getting The Same Problem Im useing A 1Tb 32mb Cache Samsung Sata Drive And Its Not being detected in my bios so I cant install an O/S If Any One Can Help It Is Much needed :)
Hi all, ive got the same problem, segate sata drive is seen in bios, comes up in system, but cannot see it in disk manager.....the drive HAS 1TB of data loaded, so cant format, even if I could see does appear in the 'safely remove hardware'.....
xpcman 19317 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus September 21, 2018 Last seen > WIcked_XR - Mar 7, 2010 at 12:32 PM
You might be able to repair the MBR using this software:

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