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Windows 7: Cant find Hard drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
Cant find Hard drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just reinstalled win 7 home premium edition onto my cpu and now i cant find my secondary hard drive. It shows up in my bios but not on my computer screen. NO I do not want to format this hard drive it has all my backed up files!!! Can anyone help me?
A little more info:
Before i redid my cpu the hard drive was a secondary that i had used bitlocker on to keep it password protected. I know my password but i do not see my hard drive and i NEED to get into this hard drive.


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11 Jun 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Carry out following please:
HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
This method gives you a display without the unneeded navigation pane.
WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top.



Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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thanks, karl
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11 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

How are you using BitLocker in Home Premium?
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11 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

I was using win 7 ultimate then got a non removable trojan virus so I redid c drive and lost my back up d drive visually on cpu
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11 Jun 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Bitlocker is only offered in ultimate. You'll need to reinstall Ultimate if you have a valid Product Key to activate it.

Since you knew access to your files depended upon Bitlocker working after reinstall, did you research what is required to maintain the encryption through a reinstall?

If this is what you need to know now, then your current thread title is unlikely to attract the attention of someone who knows.
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12 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Lost my ultimate disk so a friend downloaded the wrong 90 day trial of windows. So if I change back to ultimate it should find it?
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12 Jun 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

and where did you get a 90-day trial of windows?

And where did you get your Win 7 Ultimate?
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12 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok it was 30 day trial from Microsoft website. Now I've used windows anytime update and put the key in for win 7 ultimate I've gone into computer management and still do not see my d drive
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12 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Is the drive visible in drive management ? occasionally and I don't know why, Win 7 doesn't ascribe drive letters, you have to set a drive letter yourself in virtual drive manager.
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12 Jun 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Run cmd.exe
enter following:
systeminfo.exe > %userprofile%\Desktop\sysinfo.txt
hit the ENTER key

type, followed by Enter
EXIT

There will be a file called sysinfo.txt on your desktop.

ATTACH that file to your next post. Link will show you how to ATTACH a file.

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