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Windows 7: Can't see second Hard drive after using System Image Recovery


30 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Can't see second Hard drive after using System Image Recovery

I have two old physical Seagate hard drives set up in the following configuration

C: - 160Gb used for the OS and program files
E: - 240Gb used for data storage

I want to replace the drive with the OS on with a new Western Digital hard drive (of the same size) as it's starting to get noisy and taking a while to access. So I figured the easiest way would be to use the System Image tool in Windows 7 and restore it.

I created the image of my 'C drive' onto an external hard drive, created the recovery disk and managed to restore the image onto the new hard drive. All has worked well except for I can't see the second hard drive that has all my data on it.

Any ideas where I may be going wrong?

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30 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Fixed it, It turns out there was something wrong with the Master Boot Record. Windows repair picked it up and fixed the issue. I can now see both drives again
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