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Windows 7: Installed 3rd internal drive, now 2nd drive say's needs formatting

09 Dec 2015   #1
moseley

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit os service pack 1
 
 
Installed 3rd internal drive, now 2nd drive say's needs formatting

This version of Lenovo IdeaCenter K430 has a Hot-Swappable HDD. I do not use it so I decided to use the sata cable for an SSD.

I installed an SSD = (SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SATA III 2.5-Inch). I also changed the BIOS to look for ACHII so it would see the SSD.

At Bootup it saw the SSD and I installed a new OS =(windows 7 Professional).

I rebooted again and saw the SSD C: and one of my previous 3.5" drives but the 2nd 3.5" was recognized as F: and was unknown.

I looked in "Manage" and it indicates that F: is RAW. However there are 6 other partitions on the drive.

I will add a pic of how the drive looks in "Manage".
A pic of the Hot-swapplabe drive bay.
A pic of the machine spec's.

Hope to hear from you, Thank you in advance,
Moseley




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09 Dec 2015   #2
AddRAM

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09 Dec 2015   #3
moseley

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit os service pack 1
 
 

Here is a pic of the "Manage" screen:


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09 Dec 2015   #4
moseley

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit os service pack 1
 
 

Here is a pic of the Hot-Swappable drive bay that I used the SATA cable from to install the SSD:


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09 Dec 2015   #5
moseley

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit os service pack 1
 
 

Here are the machine spec's:


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10 Dec 2015   #6
moseley

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit os service pack 1
 
 

I have no idea How I can get the good data back that is on the F: drive.........pics, docs, etc....

Thanks again,
Moseley
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10 Dec 2015   #7
moseley

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit os service pack 1
 
 

Looks like this thread was posted in the wrong area. Moderator can you delete this thread please. I reposted this issue in the correct thread. (Installations)
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