Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat

22 Mar 2012   #11
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

i've heard about the linux fix, but this is weird. i just reformatted the c: drive. this shouldn't be happening.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Mar 2012   #12
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

ok, when i just went to reinstall windows, the D: \drive is showing up as a primary. is that right? I can't remember if that's what they should be. i may have to copy all the content to my ext, then reinstall windows and hope the ext is fine.

but it even has the same problem. i'm wondering if this is a bug or something.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2012   #13
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmoss74 View Post
they aren't set to hidden. thanks
Have a second look. While in the C drive, where you can see all the files and folders, set the hidden files and folders as visible, and browse to that another place .

Dont mark anything active/inactive at the first place... first post a screenshot of your full screen disk management window ... let us check that it is really necessary.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Mar 2012   #14
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

man, i reinstalled windows, after unplugging all the other drives, and it's still going on. the ghost is in the machine. i will post screenshots in a while. this is depressing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2012   #15
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

screen shots of my dilemma. and you can add a third drive showing the same thing (an external) that i unplugged.


Attached Thumbnails
can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat-ss-1.jpg   can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat-ss-2.jpg   can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat-ss-3.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2012   #16
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

well, now i'm sunk. i tried plugging the ext drive into another machine, and it's showing up the same way. i'm beginning to think i may have caught a bug or something.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2012   #17
dmoss74

Win 7 X 86
 
 

it was a bug. a nice little utility called "unhide exe" found it and got rid of the problems.

thanks for all the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 can't access 2nd SATA drive after reformat




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cannot access my old SATA hard drive
Hello all. I really need some help. I just got a brand new Dell Inspiron 3542 laptop with Windows 7. My old laptop, a Dell 1545 Inspiron running Vista, died but I saved the hard drive (a SATA hard drive). When I plug in my old hard drive to my new laptop, my new laptop recognizes it and a pop...
Hardware & Devices
Upgrading Hard Disk from SATA to SATA 3 Drive
The time has come for me to wipe the hard drive and re-install Windows 7 following a recent disastrous download that's effectively knocked out my Internet Explorer 11 and rendered Internet browsing difficult. My system has since become unstable and progressively slow and unfortunately, for some...
Hardware & Devices
How to change default boot drive and reformat old drive.
How to change default boot drive and reformat the old one. I installed a new 2TB drive and installed window 7. But for some reason win7 needs my old drive to boot. I have tried to unplug the old drive and boot with the win7dvd, but I get disk failure message please reboot over and over. ...
Installation & Setup
Can't access safe mode, win 7 won't complete install even on reformat
Laptop is aspire7720zg Last nite it was sluggish so I manually rebooted. Couldn't access it on restart due to it locking up at welcome screen...the circle kept spinning. Rebooted in safe mode it froze up at Classpnp.sys Rebooted a few times... Nothing. Decided to reformat partition c where...
Installation & Setup
SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?
Perhaps not a question for sevenforums, but I'd figure you guys would either have the answer, or be able to direct me to the answer. I purchased a Silicon SiI3512 SATA Raid Controller purely to have 2 extra SATA ports which I am using to connect to my case's external drive bays. I have flashed the...
Hardware & Devices
Can't Access SATA Hard Drive using USB Adaptor
I cannot get my Windows 7 x64 laptop to access my SATA Hard Drive connected via a USB adaptor. Upon connecting for the first time or after you have uninstalled the USB Mass Storage device, it successfully installs the drivers. But you cannot see the drive listed in "My Computer" nor access it. ...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:57.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App