This is a problem I have had previous but will not go away. I removed a Hard drive caddie suspecting a problem with the caddie but try as I can after I fixed the hard drive directly in a bay,the hard drive is not recognized using system manage or the Bios find hard drive.It just does not see it. Previuosly when it did see the hard drive I tried to format the drive but when it got to about 98% it just hung. Norton partition magic cannot see it either.If you have any ideas please let me know.
Yes if not formatted then certain Windows functions won't see the hrad drive. Your BIOS may be the same. What make is the hard drive? Ther is likely to be software from the makers that you can use to set up the drive. Check their support offerings on their website.
I found an entry on the internet which may solve my problem. It tells me that the message Harddisk Failure please insert system disk is a common error?
That I must make my 2nd drive inactive & I also get the impression that the drive should not be NTFS as my first drive but Fat32.
If this is correct is this what I should do?
Insert my new hard disk 2. Format it. Set it to Fat32 . Do I make it a Primary disk as I just want disk2 with no partions,or do I make it a logical Disk.Make sure it is set to inactive. Is this correct?
"It just does not see it. Previously when it did see the hard drive I tried to format the drive but when it got to about 98% it just hung."
I had exactly the same problem last week with Seagate drive (except it would get to 98% then do nothing for ten minutes before reporting an error).
The problem was that I was setting it for "slave" by following the diagram given on the drive (no jumper needed) when I actually should have just copied the setting of my existing slave drive (second position from the left). Set the jumper properly and drive detected and formatted with any problem.