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Windows 7: Two hard drives only one shows up?


18 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Two hard drives only one shows up?

I just installed windows 7 ultimate on my main hard drive works great so far havent had any problems so far apart from i cant see my 2nd hard drive which had all my pictures and other files i had on windows vista so i thought if i stored them all on the 2nd hard drive i would be able to keep them safe when i upgraded to vista but i cant see the hard drive when i go to Start > Computer anybody able to help? thanks

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18 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you sure it's connected correctly?
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18 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yeah it worked before i upgraded but as soon as i installed windows 7 it has disappeared
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18 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

can you see it in computer management?


type Computer management in the search box in start menu(you don't actually have to type the whole thing should come up after com is typed)

select computer management, then navigate to storage>disk management.
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah they are both there
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18 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can you see it in "Device Manager"? Is it listed as a storage device? (click on 'view' then click to show hidden devices)

You might also be able to find it by typing disk management in the start search box. click on "create and format hard disks"
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

does your second drive have a letter associated with it? if not give it one.
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18 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I can see the two hard drives in disk management should i try to format the drive i want to appear?
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18 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

not if it has all your stuff on it!

just check to see it has a letter
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18 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It worked! I gave it the letter B and i have access to all my files on that hard drive again thank you for all your help guys =D
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