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Seidell23231 July 20th 07 08:10 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-On H
 
Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey


freddy July 20th 07 08:26 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-On H
 
Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management. You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey


Michael July 20th 07 08:26 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-On H
 
Joey,

I am not familiar with the phrase 'Online' in computer management,
however.....

In Disk Management under computer management does the drive show with a
drive letter? Most of Vista will not see anything if it does not have a
drive letter.

Right click the partion, Change Drive letter and paths and set one if it
doesn't already have one.

Michael
Vista Home Premium


"Seidell23231" wrote in message
...
Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate
500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5
5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is
a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd"
HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It
is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin
Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey



David B. July 20th 07 08:29 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-On H
 
There is such a thing as providing too much information, the fact that your
keyboard lights up isn't really relevant to the problem ;)
Have you tried to assign a drive letter using Disk Management?

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"Seidell23231" wrote in message
...
Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate
500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5
5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is
a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd"
HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It
is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin
Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey



Seidell23231 July 20th 07 08:52 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-
 
Hey Freddy,

Been there and tried that. The drive is designated as drive "T" and has
been formatted. Disk Mgmt shows it as Online and Healthy. The drive shows
up here with no issues and shows in device mgr, also with no issues. NOT
showing under the old title, my computer. Whats next?

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management. You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey


Michael July 20th 07 09:22 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-
 
I seem to remember that in XP there was a setting that limited the drive
letters visable. Perhaps there is something in Vista of same function (did
not find it with casual check). You might try changing drive letter to as
low as possible without messing with your primary drive.

Michael

"Seidell23231" wrote in message
...
Hey Freddy,

Been there and tried that. The drive is designated as drive "T" and has
been formatted. Disk Mgmt shows it as Online and Healthy. The drive
shows
up here with no issues and shows in device mgr, also with no issues. NOT
showing under the old title, my computer. Whats next?

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management.
You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty
much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2
EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate
500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe,
Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5
5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust,
I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD
is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the
"3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows.
It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin
Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been
formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a
NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming
up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled,
Someone
show me the light...

Joey



freddy July 20th 07 09:50 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-
 
Seidell23231,

Try assigning a different drive letter. Maybe it doesn't like the partition
and format if it wasn't performed in Vista. It does no harm to try different
approaches, even repartitioning and formatting. Just some thoughts.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hey Freddy,

Been there and tried that. The drive is designated as drive "T" and has
been formatted. Disk Mgmt shows it as Online and Healthy. The drive shows
up here with no issues and shows in device mgr, also with no issues. NOT
showing under the old title, my computer. Whats next?

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management. You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey


freddy July 20th 07 09:56 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-
 
Seidell23231,

Also, in Disk Management, is the drive listed as a Simple/Basic type?
--
freddy


"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a different drive letter. Maybe it doesn't like the partition
and format if it wasn't performed in Vista. It does no harm to try different
approaches, even repartitioning and formatting. Just some thoughts.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hey Freddy,

Been there and tried that. The drive is designated as drive "T" and has
been formatted. Disk Mgmt shows it as Online and Healthy. The drive shows
up here with no issues and shows in device mgr, also with no issues. NOT
showing under the old title, my computer. Whats next?

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management. You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey


Seidell23231 July 20th 07 10:04 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-
 
Thanks Freddy & Michael,

Tried your suggestions and still a NO SHOW under "Computer". BUT, I think
the limit on Drive Letters may be the solution or problem.

Michael wrote: "I seem to remember that in XP there was a setting that
limited the drive letters visable. Perhaps there is something in Vista of
same function (did
not find it with casual check)."

I removed the drive and added a partition to the external drive. You
guessed it, it did NOT show up! It seems that VISTA will not allow more than
6 HD letters. So it would seem that the limit may be the issue.

Now, how do I overcome this???



"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hey Freddy,

Been there and tried that. The drive is designated as drive "T" and has
been formatted. Disk Mgmt shows it as Online and Healthy. The drive shows
up here with no issues and shows in device mgr, also with no issues. NOT
showing under the old title, my computer. Whats next?

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management. You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey


Seidell23231 July 20th 07 10:24 PM

Internal HD "NOT" Recognized by "My Computer" (This is an Add-
 
All drives are BASIC.

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Also, in Disk Management, is the drive listed as a Simple/Basic type?
--
freddy


"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a different drive letter. Maybe it doesn't like the partition
and format if it wasn't performed in Vista. It does no harm to try different
approaches, even repartitioning and formatting. Just some thoughts.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hey Freddy,

Been there and tried that. The drive is designated as drive "T" and has
been formatted. Disk Mgmt shows it as Online and Healthy. The drive shows
up here with no issues and shows in device mgr, also with no issues. NOT
showing under the old title, my computer. Whats next?

"freddy" wrote:

Seidell23231,

Try assigning a drive letter in Disk Management. Right click Computer
(formerly My Computer), then select Manage, and then Disk Management. You
can also partition and format there. Once you get there, it's pretty much
self explanatory.
--
freddy


"Seidell23231" wrote:

Hello ALL,

Background:
I have a Sony VAIO VGC RA-710G (Liquid Cooled, Runs Silent); P4 3.2 EE/HT,
3GB PC3200 RAM, ATI 1600XT 512MB GDDR 3, Vista Ultimate 32-Bit, Seagate 500GB
16MB Burst Internal (Ultra ATA), Western Digital 750GB External, Both @
7200RPM, Sony DVD/CD DL R/RW +/-, LG DVD/CD R/RW +/- Lightscribe, Logitech
G15 (Keyboard Illuminates and has a small LCD Screen), Bose Companion 5 5.1
Dolby Digital USB Speakers, Acer AL 2216W 22" WS LCD Screen and a Power
Supply of 350:

Situation:
Rather than having my original HD just sitting around collecting dust, I
have decided to add it to the system as the Internal Slave HD. The HD is a
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB @ 7200RPM. As noted above, this will be the "3rd" HD
for this system, 2 internal and 1 external.

Problem / Question:
The HD (The add-on internal) is recognized prior to Boot into Windows. It is
recognized in the Device Management area. It is recognized in the Admin Tools
Computer Management area as an "Online" Drive, where it has been formatted
and partitioned. HOWEVER, it is NOT recognized by "My Computer", its a NO
Show in that area! There are NO error codes for system messages coming up
indicating a problem.

So how can it appear in every area, except that one? I'm Baffled, Someone
show me the light...

Joey



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