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It told me there were no pictures to view. This article explains which USB floppy drives are supported by the Windows installation process. As for drive letters...last night before I went to bed I did another fresh install of XP. Same symptom. Source

THANKS for the help in solving the missing USB drive letter! Could it cause problems like those described [email protected] baggoth1971You mentioned a Gateway driver updates disk for XP? How can I fix it? July 13, 2007 Gordon This is weird.

Windows Xp Not Recognizing External Hard Drive

for whatever reason ???..Thanks 2 all responding, hav a gr8 weekend May 2, 2008 John S Thanks… This worked in my case and I caused the problem when I assigned a When I run windows setup, it offers F6 if you have raid or scsi drivers to put in...I have neither, but I did select F6 as to give it a try...there Just one more step than described in this article, .. =========== (Win XP) In Computer Manager (right-click on a visible drive in file explorer - select ) .- click on Disk Help!

  • The same while shutting down the windows XP system, it would not shut down , till i switch off the external drive.
  • I made two partitions on this drive, a Windows (boot) partition and an Applications partition.
  • June 15, 2008 Muhammad Gr8 Artical.
  • Windows XP does not see my hard drive - cannot access data!
  • As in "Advance Harddrive Controller..." I can't believe I am finally at 54% on CHKDSK.
  • Disk Manager says it is "Online" and "Unallocated".
  • Thank you very much.
  • I did however see a bunch for driver restore disks.

Ultimately what I want to do is build a system on this and use it to boot from, but right now all I want is to "see" the drive and format Any help?? March 31, 2008 chewie Windows sux. External Hard Disk Not Detected In Windows Xp But suprisingly after removal and re-insertion of just that drive it does not get the free drive letter, XP persists with the previously allocated letter so it remians lost for ever!

am sitting here with a double drive computer and the one I truly need is down,, suggestions ? Xp Doesn't Recognize Hard Drive Obtain the AHCI drivers for your particular motherboard, and controller chipset, (not the RAID drivers, they are something entirely different) and supply them to the XP install when you are prompted iv recently had service pack 3 installed,do you think this could be related with this problem? http://ccm.net/forum/affich-39282-xp-can-t-recognize-hard-drive-for-os-install MUAHH!!

See MSDN http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms802377.aspx for an explanation. Windows Xp Install Not Detecting Hard Drive Also what OS are you running? This was a great help with my 2.5″ portable partitioned HDD that was never recognised on my work computer ;-) July 26, 2007 pete Does anyone know if there is a Ask !

Xp Doesn't Recognize Hard Drive

When I look in disk management I can see the drive but it does not have a letter assigned to it: just the volume name appears and I cannot ‘change drive Losing the data is not an option. Windows Xp Not Recognizing External Hard Drive Suddenly, with no action on my part, both of the newly partitioned drives appear in Explore, and I am able to backup files to them. Sata Hard Disk Drivers For Windows Xp Download Good luck!" -Anthony Maw =============== "The Geek": You might want to add this "Re-scan disks" step in your article and maybe also add Anthony Maw's solution, it would then truly live

EDIT Try and remove it from device manager (uninstall) and see if after a reboot it tries to get a driver or similar (or just try to update driver). http://swapshaker.com/windows-xp/how-do-i-perform-a-recovery-from-d-drive-in-win-xp-i-cannot-use-a-cd-help.html Computer Hope Forum Main pageFree helpTipsDictionaryForumLinksContact Welcome, Guest. Somewhere along the lines, one of the 4 misguided children took someone else's letter. was stuck on this for 2 days straight!!! Sata Driver For Windows Xp

Once i switch off the external drive it would start automatically. Thank you so very much……………… May 17, 2008 Jason Thank GOODNESS! September 10, 2008 Boyster A huge tnanx.Simple but saved me from a lot of trouble!! have a peek here They are sata drives and bios recognized each of the drives.

tried booting from and installing from an external hard drive in an enclosure connected via USB and it was a no go Windows won't run setup from external. Windows Xp External Hard Drive Not Showing Up the driver is located at IDE/WINXP/SATA_IDE on the file. February 19, 2008 Reuben Thanks mate.

It showed the other drive with two VOLUMES and their file systems, but not the data drive.

Right -clicking on Removable storage and selecting didn't change anything. In the system tray also i get a icon to show that the device is connected. Logged quaxoGuru What, me worry?Thanked: 127 Computer: Specs Experience: Expert OS: Windows 7 Re: Windows XP won't recognize new hard drive « Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 09:53:50 PM » External Hard Drive Compatible With Windows Xp I cannot reformat, I cannot change the drive letter, nothing.

identify the drive, and say it is working properly. It did not appear as a disk either in Disk Management. July 12, 2007 justin ok how do i do that in windows ME July 12, 2007 Gordon I've read through all of these comments, and am still without a solution. http://swapshaker.com/windows-xp/booting-to-ext-drive-w-xp-system.html cheers Jothi March 14, 2008 mysticgeek @ Sonny Breaks … you shouldn't have to reformat the HD. @ Jothi Thanks for your comment!

February 14, 2008 m Nice fix. Now I see my OCZ Roadster 1GB again! May 24, 2007 guido I'm trying to connect a Connection N&C external drive (RJ45 and USB) to win 2000. Easy to find my USB with your directions Bob Thanks!

I found my usb device not working, right click then click enable. MousemonkeyJan 30, 2012, 6:43 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Ask a new question Read More Chipsets BIOS Hard Drives SATA Motherboards Related Resources BIOS "ez tuning wizard" doesn't This worked perfect Helpful +81 Report Jdun Jul 30, 2009 at 03:03 PM For those of you that have Aspire One (netbook) and window XP installer could not find HD problem. This way we can get more in depth into the exact issues related to your problem and serve you better!

You can set it to work in AHCI mode, or IDE mode. I've looked on eBay, but none of the are actual Gateway restore discs - they're driver updates only that require XP to already be loaded. You just saved my presentation tomorrow at a meeting.!! I got a hp laptop from a friend to re install windows for them and I got the error mentioned above.

June 13, 2007 Scott This title is perfect. December 16, 2007 Brandon Harmon I have had the "tone but no drive show up problem" for a long time. I thank anyone (in advance) who might have considered an answer to my problem. Report Wade- May 21, 2010 at 09:30 PM Switching to IDE just freezes my boot.

My drive was lost for weeks. Way to fix is start computer with a floppy or CD boot disk, then at DOS prompt type the following pertaining to the Hard Disk Partition that is not being recognised Please retry your request now or at a later time. When I plugged in a USB memory stick into the hub, it invalidated the drive letter for one of the hard drives and WinXP REFUSES to see that drive.