Slave HDD missing from My computer

  PhiltheFragger 16:28 25 Jan 2004

A mate has a Dodgy hard drive and I have transplanted it into my computer as a slave to try and save some of his files.

It is detected in the BIOS and is detected in device manager but without a letter assigned.

It does not appear in my computer.

I have checked the master/ slave jumpers/

I have tried Master with Slave Present on the main drive,

Its a Win 98SE system


  Big Elf 18:09 25 Jan 2004

You could try downloading a disk testing tool form the manufacturers web site and run that to confirm the current state. The one's I've used create a bootable floppy.

Sounds like it's dead though.

  TBH1 23:31 25 Jan 2004

have you got GoBack installed on either PC ??

  BBez 23:38 25 Jan 2004

have you reselected to "autodetect hard drives" in your systems BIOS..?

  BBez 23:39 25 Jan 2004

sorry, too many lagers today... ;)

  PhiltheFragger 08:14 26 Jan 2004

Tried auto Detect and User Defined, Same

Ho Hum,

  rent-a-cop 08:34 26 Jan 2004

have you rebooted? your lastdrive isn't set to d or e is it?

  PhiltheFragger 08:49 26 Jan 2004

Yep tried rebooting,

The thing that puzzles me is that Both Master & Slave can be seen in Device Manager, but the slave has not been allocated a drive letter and you are unable to manually assign one.

  Esso43 19:02 24 Jul 2004

any other suggestions?

  jonnytub 19:04 24 Jul 2004

have you checked disk management?

  R4 19:09 24 Jul 2004

Can you see the Hdd in system properties ?

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