I just installed a 320GB Blue drive in my computer. The “Hardware Manager” shows it in the list but it is not on the “System” in “My Computer”. Did I miss something somewhere? I plan to put everything on this drive because one of my diagnostic programs warned of imminent drive failure on the original (7 years old) drive. Someone suggested that I may not have set it up in the BIOS but I can’t remember how to get into it. Can someone here help? Any assistance will be appreciated. Thanks.
Same problem with a WD20EVDS under Vista Ultimate. Not listed in My Computer. Listed in System hardware, showing no problems.
Can you go into Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Managment and see if the drive is listed as “Online” or “Offline”?
Thank you. I forgot to go into Computer Management to format and allocate. Too long since I had installed a new drive.
I have the same problem - and right clicking on the disk says it is offlne. Any action i do on it gives a message ‘incorrect function’. However, the drive is working properly. Can you please help me get back my data?