You need to open "start menu". Open "My computer". In the left column, click "View system information" in the tab "Hardware" select "device Manager". You have to open a menu containing all the installed devices. Next, select "Disk drives", click the right mouse button on hard not activated and open the menu "Properties". In the section "device Status" will need to activate your hard disk. Such a situation is possible when the hard disk is activated, but cannot continue working because of outdated drivers. In this case, select "Update driver" in the options of the hard disk. You will see "found new hardware Wizard", where you can choose to download the driver from Internet or use the disc that came with the operating system.
If the hard drive is still not visible, open the start menu, select "control Panel" in the menu, open "administrative tools", then in the tab "computer Management" select "disk Management". Just right click on the drive that is not displayed, select "Properties" in the menu "Equipment", then "applications" and "Enable". In this section you can rename the disk, specify a different path, format, or delete a logical drive.
If the disc is included, but not displayed, go to the BIOS menu. Basic subsystem I/o (Basic Input Output System, BIOS) are stored in a small chip flash memory on the motherboard. During startup of the computer CPU on the motherboard executes the BIOS program for the initial test and hardware initialization, then passes control to the operating system.
To enter the program when you turn on the computer press the DEL key to open the menu. Navigation in the program by using the arrow keys and the Ent and Esc. Open the MAIN menu (or Standard CMOS Setup depends on the version of the program), open the sub-menu Secondary Ide Slave not activated, select the hard drive and turn it on. To complete the work with the BIOS and save the settings press F10 or select the main menu item "Save & Exit Setup". To return default settings, select Load File-Safe Defaults.
In that case, if the disk is not displayed after the above actions, you need to check that it was installed correctly (connected 40-pin ribbon cable to the IDE cable) and perform actions again.
Advice 2: How to activate memory card
Start a new card memory (stick) on a personal computer very simple. Its activation will force the user to perform complex manipulations. When you connect the card memory to the computer, which has already been used, you can set PC and malware (viruses).
You have a new map of the memorythat you bought in a specialized Department of electronics. To activate it work that way. Insert the map memory in one of the free USB connectors on your personal computer. Wait until the system will detect the connected device. Once determined, the flash card dialog box opens with a link to "Open current folder". Do not select any of the proposed actions, simply close this window.
After that, click "start" and select "My computer". Hover the mouse cursor over the label cards memory and click on it right button. Opens the device menu.
Find the line called "Properties" and click on it. Dialog box opens. Select "Format the device". For the best performance, card memory use the function "Slow formatting". After this procedure, you can use the active flash card.
To connect an already used map memory to the computer also just. Insert the flash drive into the USB port. The operating system of computer will detect the storage device as removable media. Opens a window prompting you to open the card folder memory. Ignore the offer, closing the dialog box. Find the folder "My computer" and open it. Use the right mouse button on the label of the storage device. From the opened menu select "Scan for viruses". In menu this option is available if your personal computer have an antivirus program installed.
If your PC has no antivirus, you should not access the card memoryto avoid viruses. As soon as the scan pendrive with antivirus in malware, you with full confidence can open it . If the verification process were found Trojans and scripts, as well as various viruses, it is desirable to remove them.
Advice 3: How to open disk without formatting
The inability to open partition on your hard drive or external drive is quite a popular problem. Usually it is associated with a failure of the zero sector of the Winchester or the lack of necessary access rights.
You will need
- - RestDisk;
- - Mount'n'Drive.
To restore the boot sectors local disk required to use the app Test Disk. This program is free, but it has already received a lot of positive reviews. Download and install the specified application.
Remember that incorrect use of the program Test Disk may lead to formatting the hard disk or a partition. If you really need some information that resides on the hard drive, restore it using the app Mount''n Drive.
Install this software. Run it and wait until it has finished the definition of the available local drives. Highlight, right-click the section that you can't open. Go to "Mount drive".
In the next dialog box menu, select any letter of the disk. Wait until the new device will be determined by the system. Now you can freely copy information from the desired section.
Save all important files to another local drive or external drive. Close Mount''n Drive and get to the recovery partition.
Run The Test Disk. Select the physical disk on which is located the damaged section. Click the Analyze button. Press the Enter key after the appearance of the list of available sections. If the target volume is not detected, click Search again and press Enter.
Wait until the program will detect the partition with the bad sectors. Select it and press the Write button. In the new menu go to Advanced and move the cursor to the field Boot. Press the Enter key.
Confirm to start the process of overwriting the boot sector of the partition. The program will copy the necessary files from a backup stored on disk. Close the program and restart the computer after performing the described operations.