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Windows 7: Slave hard drive letter

05 Dec 2009   #1
ChefOdin

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Slave hard drive letter

I have a second internal hard drive with data. Currently it is the slave. I have tried cable select with the same result. Disk management sees the drive but I cant assign it a letter. All options under Task -> All options are greyed out except delete volume. How do I give it a letter so I can access the data?.

I seearched but could not find a solution that worked for me. I have tried to attach two pictures.

Thanks
Chef




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05 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There may be a better way, but I've used a drive/partition manager, like Achronis Disk Director to do this in the past, but that was with XP, and DDS is not yet compatible with W7. There must be some software that will work.
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05 Dec 2009   #3
RogerR

 
 

Try Partition Wizard.

But I would like to know why this behavior is occurring.
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06 Dec 2009   #4
GEWB

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChefOdin View Post
I have a second internal hard drive with data. Currently it is the slave. I have tried cable select with the same result. Disk management sees the drive but I cant assign it a letter. All options under Task -> All options are greyed out except delete volume. How do I give it a letter so I can access the data?.

I seearched but could not find a solution that worked for me. I have tried to attach two pictures.

Thanks
Chef
Something isn't right with that second drive. Windows sees the physical drive but not how it is formated - it should indicate NTFS, FAT, FAT32 (if MS formated) - it probably wouldn't see ext, reiser, other Linux/Unix formats.

Regards,
GEWB
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06 Dec 2009   #5
Offsprung

7 Pro64 Hopefully
 
 

I think it is the active flag and active (bootable) drives cannot have certain edits done. We use to be able to remove the active flag from command prompt.
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