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Drives don't show up in Disk Management

by petemj23 / April 9, 2009 5:17 AM PDT

When I go to Disk Management, my hard drives are not listed. They are visable in My Computer. Nothing is listed except my DVD drive.

The reason I was in Disk Management in the first place, I plugged in my backup external drive (500GB Seagate FreeAgent Desktop) and it did not show up in My Computer, so I thought it was a drive letter assignment issue. So I go to Disk Managment and none of my hard drives are listed!

Please Help!!!!!!!

Windows XP
WD50000CSRTL Western Digital Caviar HD

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Just fixed one like that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2009 10:27 PM PDT

Actually two. The first one was simple. The owner had been tinkering with SERVICES.MSC and all I needed to do was use to find out what the default settings were and then put it all back. Yes, they paid TWICE for the service since they didn't learn the first time.

The second one was a combo issue. Not only did they run registry cleaners but a new trojan had infected the machine. We were able to save their files then wiped the machine and restored the OS from the maker's CDs. Another painful and expensive lesson about registry cleaners. I felt I could have fixed it but the registry was far too clean.

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same problem
by Guruprasadat / August 5, 2010 4:48 PM PDT

Me too have same problem. My disks don't show up in management. But I can't get anything from the link you posted... Please say specific solution!

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by Guruprasadat / August 5, 2010 5:24 PM PDT

I mean I checked all the services. Still partitions don't show up in disk management..

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Tell about those partitions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2010 10:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Check

If those are non-Microsoft partitions then they may not show up.

Why this is, is because it is that way.

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by Guruprasadat / August 8, 2010 12:51 AM PDT

All of those are windows partitions. But now the problem is clear. I used Mc Afee rootscan program to delete viruses. They are just viruses which corrupted some system files.

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