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 Show the hidden local Hard drives in My computer - Forum Delete hidden folders usb hard drive windows 8 - Forum Hard drive partition hidden - Forum [Solved] External hard drive , the files hidden . - Forum Virus causing external hard drive 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: ForumHard drive hidden ForumMy Hard Drive Has hidden data.. ForumHow to see the hidden files in aexternal hard drive by windows 7 ForumHow to reclaim hidden hard drive partition ForumAll my drives like D, E got hidden (Except C) in disk management as well in boot ForumHow to find hidden memory of hard disk in windows 7 ForumExternal hard drive , the files hidden . ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forumproblem with ide cables hard drive and cd drive ForumTwo problems, hard drive conflict, Frams Per Second drop... ForumNeed help with mother board and hard drives ForumMSI P35 Platinum not booting from SATA drives ForumCan't format hard drives (SATA) Forumbroken hard drive or virus ????? ForumHow do I hook up the SATA drives on my board? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !