Maxtor 6Y080P0 Primary Slave HD not showing up in Win2k.
Posted on 2004-03-20
Problem: I'm having an issue with a Maxtor hard drive in Win2k. The drive WILL NOT show up in Disk Management or in My Computer. I've tried just about everything.
Here are the details:
Model #: 6Y080P0
Capacity: 80 GB
Installed as: Primary Slave
Installed on: Primary IDE Controller
File System Format: NTFS
Jumper: Currently set as slave
Driver under Win2k: disk.sys
I am trying to use the drive as a slave drive. Both drives in the system are identical. They are "white label" OEM drives that I purchased new. The drive shows up in the bios as the primary slave with the correct model numbers and all the cylinders/sectors/heads/etc. identical to the master drive.
What I've done:
I've tried swapping out the IDE cable going to it. Tried formatting it for NTFS by setting it to primary and installing Win2k on it. Tried FDISKing it on a Win98 machine (gave me 12 gigs free space.) Tried deleting IDE controllers and rebooting but that made no difference. In device manager the drive shows up with an exclamation point next to it, but when I view properties, it says all that is needed to get it working is a reboot. Rebooting doesn't fix it. I tried running Maxtor's program - MaxBlast 3 (floppy disk version) - to see if that would allow me to format it. It picked up the drive and let me format it to NTFS. Upon rebooting into Win2k, it still was not showing up. The only thing I have not tried yet is attaching it to the secondary IDE controller, which wouldn't be good , considering I have two cd/dvd drives on the system.
Thanks in advance,