You should read these troubleshooting methods if no Windows 7 error code is found on your hard drive. Insert a bootable Windows 7 CD or USB drive and restart your computer. A screen will appear asking you to press any key to boot from DVD / RW or USB stick. Press any key to start installing Windows 7. Type diskpart (without the quotes) and press Enter.
If the computer starts up with the message” Drive not found, press F1 to continue “, the computer cannot find the default hard drive that it used at boot. This could be a sign that something is easy to fix, such as: B. Poor BIOS setup or loose cable. However, it can also indicate a much more complex problem, such as: B. a damaged hard drive registry, a boot sector virus, or a bad hard drive.
Why Is My Hard Drive Not Showing In Windows?
There are many reasons why the new hard drive and the used hard drive are not displayed. The specific reasons are as follows:
- Problem connection
- File system still not recognized, there may be a problem with the SATA connector. In this case, you need to plug the data cable into a different port on the motherboard and see if it solves the problem.
If your hard drive is connected via a USB port, try a different USB port and a different computer. If you are connecting the hard drive via a USB hub, it is recommended that you also connect the hard drive directly to the computer, as the USB hub sometimes does not provide sufficient power.
Method 2: Initialize And Format The Hard Drive
Sometimes the hard drive is displayed not in Windows Explorer, but in Disk Management. However, the hard drive is not initialized due to corruption issues. You can initialize the storage medium as follows:
Step 1 Log on to Disk Management. Press the Windows logo key and R on your keyboard to open the Run window. Then enter diskmgmt.msc in the Run box and click OK. The Disk Management window will open.
Step 2 Locate the uninitialized hard drive. Have twoindicators to help you find the right hard drive. First, the hard drive on the left is labeled “Unknown” and “Uninitialized”. This means that the hard drive has not been formatted or created as a volume. Then make sure the hard drive is sized to match the capacity of the connected drive.
Step 3 Right-click in the field for the storage medium name and select “Initialize storage medium” from the context menu.
Step 4 Select the style of the hard disk partition you want to initialize and click OK.
There are two styles of partitions: MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table). If you are not sure which one to choose, you can read the article first: MBR VS GPT, which is the best for your computer?
Step 5 Right-click the hard drive again and select New Simple Volume. Then you can follow the instructions on the screen to create a new partition and format the hard drive.
Method 3: Partition And Format Your Hard Drive