Re: vista won't recognize hard drive in explorer but does in disk
oh yes i did this. I had to do this for it to work originally. I have tried
to do it again since and it appears to work but then i get an error at the
end saying that the disk mgt viewer is not up to date and to refresh. The
drive will never show up up the top panel of disk mgt showing its drive
letter. It does show up in the bottom panel though.
"Cal Bear '66" wrote:
> In Disk Management, did you partition, format and assign a drive letter(s) to
> the disk?
> I Bleed Blue and Gold
> GO BEARS!
> "codemonkey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> >I recently installed vista ultimate 32bit on my hp d530 cmt. All looked good
> > at first. I installed it on a new 250gb WD sata drive. I also have a sata
> > dvd-rw which is all good but took up my last sata port (only 2). Now I put
> > in a new IDE seagate drive 500gb. At first vista recognized it and then I
> > plugged in an external drive and all hell broke loose. The external drive
> > wouldn't recognize and I tried google and tried a few things in the windows
> > directory with infocache.1 and usbstor.sys and such but nothing worked. Now
> > my ide drive won't recognize either. Oddly it IS in disk management but will
> > not display in windows explorer.
> > ok so now I tried removing the ide controllers from device manager and tried
> > to let it auto reload them and that didn't work. Vista cannot find the
> > drivers for the controllers even if I point it to windows\system32\drivers.
> > HP has no chipset drivers available for vista. I tried the ones for xp and
> > they won't install. Please HELP!