I had Windows XP before, with a single Maxtor 500GB HD in two partitions, one for system and other for my docs. Before installing the Win 7 I formatted the system partition of that HD, and did not touch the docs partition. I installed Win 7th in a new 1TB disk, and I see the old 500GB HD in my system, in the device manager is not appointed any problem for it.
It happens that through Windows Explorer I can only see the formatted partition, my old system one, blank, while the other is what I care most about, because it contains all my files! I know that formatting the partition "sunken" via Disk Manager I would see it via Windows Explorer, but obviously this is all I can't do! I tried a few things in the Disk Manager of Win 7, without success! Does anyone have any idea of the solution??