Jump to Latest Follow Status Not open for further replies. 1. Any ideas. Try the easiest things first: Verify whether the hard drive cables are connected correctly and the two cables work well. Not sure.. anyways.. i'm just rambling. You must log in or register to reply here. I am attempting to install Windows 7 on an AlienWare M7700 D900T laptop, but setup will not recognize the hard drives. In the worst-case scenario, you may have to format the drive to make it usable again and lose the data that was on the USB drive to circumvent the device not recognized error. It won't restart and returning to default settings doesn't work. 2. Hard-drive activity light Turns on when the computer reads from or writes to the hard drive. It is caused because of disorganized information which takes more time to put through data fragments on the drive. Whenever I enter bios, it says that all of my sata ports are disabled yet it detects my HDD in sata port 1. Also, I checked the Programs and Features but I do not see any INTEL USB installed. If you again get the Hard Drive not detected message, take a technician's help to reseat the Hard Drive(if you wish to do it yourself you can refer to the service manual: http... hard disk drives in external enclosures will; so if those external HDD. Drive not enabled in the BIOS; Most personal computers display a brief message about entering System Setup soon after the power is turned on. Faulty SSD. So, in this article, we will share the causes and solutions to external hard drive not detected â¦ RE: Alienware m14x r1 is not detecting my 2nd hard drive Okay my hard drive is still not being detected and I still don't know how to fix it. Thatâs because if the connection cables get loose, there is a possibility that the disk does not show up in Windows. why is it that only my ssd (primary) is being detected and not my secondary? It works from the external hard drive again. All I want to do is partition my second hard drive to use save backups & save files. HELP . This laptop has SSD-only storage options. Updates applied and Alienware Command Center Suite 184.108.40.206 says no AlienFX devices were detected. The drive (F) did not show up. 07:27. There are several reasons why your Dell reports no hard drive detected or missing operating system error on start up: Bad BIOS setting; A loose cable; A corrupted hard drive registry; A bad Windows installation; A boot sector virus; A broken hard drive. Provides data transfer speeds up to 480 Mbps. Hope this helps. Hardware. Else this could be that the drive is on it's way out as my SSD would intermittently show in Windows until it eventually died and was not even recognised in BIOS. Alienware Area 51: Hard drive not detected, canât open the case. Slow Hard Drive. Before you upgraded your system to Windows 10, was your system detecting the second hard drive? But all my games are still on the same hard drive they've always been on. I â¦ Sometimes, when the hard drive data cable gets loose, the drive may not be recognized or detected by PC. That seemed to have worked. UPDATE: Setting my download directory to my external hard drive wouldn't work, so I reinstalled Steam, and then it let me. Dell/Alienware had me send the laptop to their depot where they swapped my motherboard. Let me know how it goes. Dell exchanged it and I received the new drive today. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper on your Alienware laptop. Most Windows 10 users probably tend to use two hard drives (internal main hard drive and another external hard drive) for data storage requirements. Solution 1: Restart It shows up a device in the setup devices. If yes, your current hard disk drivers are probably not compatible with Windows 10. Go into disk management in Windows Control panel and check that the drive is initiated/formatted. 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