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Solved Hard Drives not showing in Computer Management


parrish76

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#1
This is my first build. Just getting Windows 8 on the SSD was a minor adventure on its own.

i7 2600
ASUS P8Z68
Windows 8 on new 60gb OCZ SSD - Shows in Computer Management.
New 2tb WD Green - Shows. Formatting right now.
2tb WD Green - Shows but as unformatted - working on this w/ testdisk.
1tb WD Green - Shows.
1tb WD Green - Does not show.
250gb WD not sure of series - Does not show - this was my last comp's main C drive w/ Vista. Sata is through a Vantec PCI-E card. The user manual was very confusing & I have not installed any drivers for the card. There were dozens, several required copying the drivers to then installing from old-school floppies (who still has those?!), & they all read like they assumed a RAID array.
500gb Seagate - Does not show. Also using the PCI-E card.

Just to anticipate a few of the simpler answers: Yes all the drives' pertinent cables are all attached in the appropriate places & yes, they all worked fine before-hand. Well, okay the Seagate was wonky. Forget the Seagate.
 

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#2
You seems to have a lot of HD in this PC, you probably install them on the third party controller, Marvell or something else ( not the Intel one ) and it's not activated in the BIOS, or the drivers are not install, what model of motherboard you have ?
 

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
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    Corsair AX 1200
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parrish76

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#3
ASUS P8Z68

Three aren't showing. One of those is connected to the motherboard. And it's arguably the most important to me - my audiobooks. Also I ran a driver scanner that came back 100% clean.
 

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GMan

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A little advice - stay away from those driver scanners. Quickest way to ruin an install.

Other than that, ya like Area says. Install the driver for the controller that isn't working yet and also make sure in bios, it's enabled.

For the Vantec card, research it to see if it uses Silicon Image chipset. If so, visit SI's site for the driver. Make sure you choose correctly RAID or IDE, depending on which bios the card has installed. (You can change the bios by flashing if you wish.)
 

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
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    P4 3.4 GHz HT
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    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
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    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
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    Cybertron
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parrish76

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#5
I'm tech illiterate. I don't know what flashing is, only have a vague notion of 'controller' & 'chipset'. But I'll run some searches.

Question - One of the drives not showing is just like one of the drives that do show. WD 1tb Caviar Green. If it was a driver issue, wouldn't they both have the same status?
 

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    RADEON HD 6850

GMan

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#6
I think there are jumpers on the card to enable/disable ports too.
 

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    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
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    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
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#7
what exact model of P8Z68 it is, Asus make 8 or 9 of them ?
 

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64
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    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
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parrish76

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Okay, I'm downloading jmicron drivers now for the PCI-E card. We'll see how that goes.
what exact model of P8Z68 it is, Asus make 8 or 9 of them ?
V/GEN3. Two WD 1 tb greens - one shows, one does not - both are connected to the host adapters on this board.
 

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#9
so the problem is not with the driver or the UEFI (BIOS) the 6 connectors on the board are Intel, only the esata connector at the back is not. Is this green drive was part of a raid before ? have you try it in the connector of one of the working drive to see if it work ? Have you try with another Sata cable ? please stop to use third party software, it will not fix anything.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

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#10
Okay, this is embarrassing. I forgot about the hotswap bay on top of the machine - it's connected in the adapter I thought the 1tb green was in. The 1tb will likely be fine. If by third party software you mean the jmicron driver, that's all about the PCI-E card I bought to add more SATA adapters. Windows crashed while I was installing that. :(
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RADEON HD 6850

GMan

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Okay, this is embarrassing. I forgot about the hotswap bay on top of the machine - it's connected in the adapter I thought the 1tb green was in. The 1tb will likely be fine. If by third party software you mean the jmicron driver, that's all about the PCI-E card I bought to add more SATA adapters. Windows crashed while I was installing that. :(
Here's the latest driver for the J-Micron posted 6/15/2011, driver date 5/19/2011:

ftp://driver.jmicron.com.tw/SATA_Controller/Windows/JMB36X_WinDrv_R1.17.63_WHQL.zip
 

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
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    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
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#12
Good you seems to have find the problem.....


..... If by third party software you mean the jmicron driver, .
No , the Jmicron is only for the external esata connector.... I means the "driver scanners" and "testdisk"
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
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    Water Cooled
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#13
Got rid of driver scanner. J-micron however is causing automatic DCP Watchdog Violation/BSOD.
 

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GMan

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Got rid of driver scanner. J-micron however is causing automatic DCP Watchdog Violation/BSOD.
You can run the tool in the top most thread of the Crash and Debug subforum then attach the zip here that it makes.

The latest driver wouldn't cause that as it's known well. Something else on the system is causing crashes, likely.

If you have 3rd party antivirus like AVG, that would be the cause.
 

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
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#15
If you don't need the esata , just disable the J-micron controller in the BIOS, I hate all those third party controller. I always disable them.
 

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    Windows 8 enterprise x64
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    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
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    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.

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#16
It's not 3rd party. It's part of the motherboard. Fixing things doesn't entail making features you pay for not work.
 

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86
    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
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    Cybertron
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    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
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parrish76

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#17
No AVG or others. I don't have any programs installed & then only driver I've been messing with is this one.

Every time I run the driver installation W8 crashes. The driver was even showing up a reboot or two ago in Device Manager. Then I switched over to Disk Management to look for the drives (which show up just fine in the J-micron BIOS) but they weren't there. Went back to device manager & J-micron was gone. About ten seconds later - Crash.

Maybe I need to update, but every time I check I just get the message 'Windows could not check for new updates'.
 

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    Windows 8
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    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    RADEON HD 6850

GMan

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#18
I gave you a link to the latest and best driver already above. (No need to search for it.) If you have further issues, you're welcome to run the tool as shown above, too.

Probably easiest to install it using the device manager. Right click, update driver software, browse my computer, let me pick, have disk...

Double click on the inf in the correct 32 bit or 64 bit R1.17.63.01\Driver folder you extracted to. Hit ok then next. It will install.
 

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    CPU
    P4 3.4 GHz HT
    Motherboard
    MSI-7211
    Memory
    OCZ 2 GB DDR @ 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS AGP HD 3850 Turbo Ice-Q
    Sound Card
    MOTU Traveler firewire interface
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer x223w
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Caviar Black 1 TB Sata II, WD 400 GB Sata I, WD 120 GB Sata I
    PSU
    300W generic
    Case
    Cybertron
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keyboard 200, Dell RT7D20
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#19
I gave you a link to the latest
Yeah it's the same one I downloaded. I can't update the device because it's no longer listed. I just ran a check for new hardware & got the BSOD again.
 

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#20
It's not 3rd party. It's part of the motherboard. Fixing things doesn't entail making features you pay for not work.
yes it's third party , it's not an Intel chips, only the marketing department push the engineering to include them on the motherboard, it's crap . On Asus ROG forum we usually never connect anything on non Intel Controller and we deactivate them in the BIOS. If I don't use it I don't use it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 enterprise x64
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pc-Quebec / Area 66
    CPU
    i7-3960X Extreme Edition
    Motherboard
    Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    Gskill 4x4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    4 x HD 7970
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Screen Resolution
    2560*1600
    Hard Drives
    C:\Intel series 520 SSD , 250 GB
    D:\ WD 750 black with Intel 40gb SSD cache Intel RST
    E:\ WD 2TB Black
    PSU
    Corsair AX 1200
    Case
    TT Mozart TX
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Logitech G-15
    Other Info
    Windows 8 VM is install on his own SSD.