It shows up in the BIOS, but not once Windows loads, or in the Device Manager from the Control Panel. 07:27. Dell/Alienware had me send the laptop to their depot where they swapped my motherboard. Step 3. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. 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. This guide will show you how to replace the Hard Drive for your Alienware 17 R3 laptop. The first WD drive I received would not power up at all. The thing is, my storage drive does not appear on my computer anymore. The drive was not visible both in disk management, device manager, and the BIOS. Actually, hard drive not found issue occurs not only in Dell, but HP, Kingston, Samsung, etc. Tip #1: Check your system settings. Original Title: I just got a ASUS notebook can't connect to my external harddrive. 02:59. A problem in cables or in connections 3. HDD is not being detected by laptop, Alienware 15. SOLUTION - Drive is not detected by the BIOS: There are few reasons for not detecting a drive in the BIOS: 1. UPDATE: Setting my download directory to my external hard drive wouldn't work, so I reinstalled Steam, and then it let me. It occurs both in powered and battery modes. In AHCI mode, the drives hooked up to the SATA ports will not be reported by the standard POST routines. Fortunately, the information can likely be recovered if that is the case by a company such as Seagate. I just got an Alienware m15 r3 2070 super from Best Buy as a birthday gift from my wife. I've ran the extended diagnostics test and the hard drive was not only detected but passed the test. 2. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Marty on October 4, 2019 at 4:09 am said: Yes, I was expecting my M.2 SATA SSD to work with my new Dell laptop, but it doesn’t, no matter what… I can only use the NVMe version. 6. Thread starter username110; Start date Aug 21, 2018; Sidebar Sidebar. 1. Step 2. JavaScript is disabled. Page 67 CHAPTER 4: INSTALLING AND REPLACING COMPONENTS hard drive bracket 3 hard drive 2 screws (4) Page 68 CHAPTER 4: INSTALLING AND REPLACING COMPONENTS Remove the interposer from the hard drive. Go into disk management in Windows Control panel and check that the drive is initiated/formatted. If your drive is not detected it may be because it is turned OFF in System Setup. If it were one of the hard drives I should be able to operate off of just one correct? Question SSD not detected and laptop won’t boot, until it does: Storage: 0: Jun 2, 2020: Question Hard Drive (D:) Not Detected: Storage: 8: May 2, 2020: S: Question Laptop can't detect HDD, but does detect SSD: Storage: 1: Mar 15, 2020 [SOLVED] Laptop won't detect Seagate FireCuda 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive: Storage: 4: Dec 13, 2019 HELP . Step1. I just purchases an ASUS notebook. If the Hard Drive is still not detected follow the next step. I just installed a second SATA internal hard drive into my new Alienware M17xR3 laptop. Also, I checked the Programs and Features but I do not see any INTEL USB installed. in Drivers and Hardware I have two WD hard drives with the OS installed on one and the other is for storage. I replaced the hard drive with the optical drive and it was the same issue of not being visible even in the BIOS. I am unable to get the external drive to show up in my explorer. So I literally, 10 minutes ago, just popped open the bottom to see if the connections were loose but the connection is good. alienware m14x r1 not detecting 2nd hard drive hello all, recently I have bought myself a 2nd hard drive bay and installed my hard drive in there. 7. But all my games are still on the same hard drive they've always been on. My hard drive is not recognized all of a sudden. I replaced the hard drive with the optical drive and it was the same issue of not being visible even in the BIOS. External USB HDD not recognized in Windows 10/8.1 when connecting through USB 3.0 port USB 3.0 external hard drive not detected in Windows 8.1/10 - Lenovo Support US Lenovo Inc. Hard drive (HDD) not detected during image deployment - ThinkStation C30, D30 and S30Hard drive (HDD) not detected during image deployment - ThinkStation C30, D30 and S30. 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