Hard Drives Hidden???? Tags: New Build Storage Hard Drives Systems Last response: August 25, 2007 5:51 AM in Systems Share bigbade99 August 23, 2007 10:00:01 PM My computer is finally up and running but my storage hard drives are not showing up on vista I've disconnected and reconnecting them and still nothing. They are unformatted, but I cannot see them to format them for storage. Could it be in the bios? More about : hard drives hidden mike99 August 23, 2007 10:33:10 PM Try Help and Support "partition Drive" Mike. pinaplex August 23, 2007 11:14:05 PM bigbade99 said:My computer is finally up and running but my storage hard drives are not showing up on vista I've disconnected and reconnecting them and still nothing. They are unformatted, but I cannot see them to format them for storage. Could it be in the bios? Goto the control panel>performance and maintenance>administrative tools>computer management Once you open up the computer management console, you should see "disk management" under the storage section. you should be able to see the unpartitioned space in this module. You can create a partition, assign a drive letter, and format the partitions from here. Related resources hidden files and folders in external hard drive - Forum My external hard drives partitions are hidden in windows 7 - Forum Hard Drive Issues. Files hidden and Formatting not working. - Forum how to restore a hidden folder on hard drive? - Forum External hard drive, the files hidden. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer bigbade99 August 25, 2007 4:43:46 AM in attempting to do this i tried to format both at the same time and had a power outtage now my computer wont boot windows. I tried loading my xp. got it loaded on then the computer restarted and I have a disk read error. What should I do?? pinaplex August 25, 2007 5:51:06 AM wow, talk about bad luck! a power outtage while formatting? I've seen a few drives be ruined by power outtages. During the initial windows installation, I would suggest deleting the partitions on the drive, and then repartitioning it, and then doing a regular format (not quick format). See if that helps. If you're still getting a disk read error after trying that, it's time to take your drive back to where you got it from, cuz it's probably screwed. Hopefully, it should still be under warranty. Good Luck Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Removing a hidden parition on a hard drive Forum How to unhide hidden hard disk drive on MY Computer? Forum Delete hidden folders usb hard drive windows 8 Forum Hard drive partition hidden Forum How to see the hidden files in aexternal hard drive by windows 7 Forum Virus causing external hard drive files hidden Forum Virus causing external hard drive files hidden Forum Crouching SATA cable, Hidden Hard Drive Forum My Hard Drive Has hidden data.. Forum Hard drive hidden Forum How to reclaim hidden hard drive partition Forum HIDDEN HARD DRIVE Forum Recover the 5gb hidden partition of hard drive Forum Hidden hard drive Forum how to get back thw hidden hard disc space Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !