Hard drive not recognise by OS for formating, repairing......

Hello,
I have this problem with my Hard drive, window operating system is unable to recognise it but it is being recognise at POST or system setup mode. please what is the solution to this problem.
2 answers Last reply
More about hard drive recognise formating repairing
  1. Control panel/administrative tools/computer management/storage/disk management
    Should show up there!
  2. What type of hard drive is it?.. Laptop hard drive or desktop hard drive?..

    If its a Laptop hard drive and the laptop was originally bought with Windows Vista
    or Windows 7 installed or bundled with those OS'es, then chances are the hard
    drive and the laptop's BIOS are only configured run in those particular OS'es and
    any OS prior to those said like XP will not work and upon inserting the XP cd and
    installing the OS suddenly after the system loaded the dll's and drivers needed to
    start a fresh installation of XP, a blue screen with some text will prompt you telling
    that 'The System didnt detect any hard drive,.. blah..blah..blah.. press any key to
    shut down...' Something like that.. That means you are trying to install an OS that
    the Laptop was not configured or was designed to run only on latest OS'es other
    than XP.

    This is now the usual for some well known brand of Laptops and desktop
    manufacturer like Acer for example. This is because they joined the bandwagon of
    Laptop and desktop manufacturers for a world wide campaign of not supporting
    the XP OS anymore and will only support VISTA and Windows 7.

    If its a desktop had drive and its installed in a Branded desktop, chances are its
    BIOS are configured like on those branded laptops, to run with Windows Vista and
    Windows 7 OS'es only. If not, or your system is customized then there's something
    wrong with your hard drive. Try installing it on some other custom assembled PC
    and see it works and if you can install and XP OS for example. If, you still
    experience the same problem then assume its a defective hard drive, that's where
    the importance of warranty comes in.. im sure you know what to do next. :-)


    -- If, you managed to login in to your PC and you're just installing a new hard drive
    for backup purposes or like you've said for formatting and repairing, then chances are
    the hard drive is not yet partitioned by the system (your operating system).
    If you're on XP, right click the My Computer icon then choose Manage then go to the
    Disk Management console (Its in the Storage Tree) and look for the hard drive you just
    installed, right click on it and choose create new partition, from there follow the
    instructions on how you can format and mount the hard drive you just installed
    so the operating system can detect it and apply any necessary user rights with it
    so you can use it on any purpose you like.


    Hope this helps.
Ask a new question

Read More

CPUs Hard Drives