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Windows 7: SATA hard drive form XP is not recognized by Win 7

25 Oct 2010   #1
Ariel0528557714

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
SATA hard drive form XP is not recognized by Win 7

Hello
I recently changed my media playing computer from an old Pentium 4 ruining XP, to a modern slim HP computer with Win 7.
Because much all of my data was stored on one SATA hard drive, I removed it and placed it in my new machine.
after a short time messing about I was able to "import" the disk to the Win 7 OS.
one of the things I tried was setting the new HD to offline and than back to online.
The current problem I am facing began after installing new nVidia drivers, the HD is listed as "invalid" in the disk manege screen and I am unable to do anything with it

any suggestion
should I try and re install drivers? it is listed as "working properly"
will the disk be recognized in XP?


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25 Oct 2010   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi Ariel and welcome to SevenForums,

please post a snapshot of your disk managment output.





HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

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

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

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post



This site might be able to help:
MS Fix it Center Online
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25 Oct 2010   #3
Ariel0528557714

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I added screen capture of the disk management and WD lifeguard utility report

I took them using a remote application so they are not of the pest quality, sorry


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-wd-lifegurd.jpg   -disk-manegmant.jpg  
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25 Oct 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ariel,

Being honest, the quality is not sufficient.

Any reason why you can't use the Snipping tool (Win | type SNIPP |ENTER) ?
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25 Oct 2010   #5
Ariel0528557714

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I am not at home, I will upload better photos later
thanks any way
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26 Oct 2010   #6
Ariel0528557714

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
problem turned out to be a faulty cable

I switched cables between the CD and HD and it now works great

thanks
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26 Oct 2010   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Ariel,
Glad to hear that you solved the problem and thanks for getting back to us with how you solved the problem.
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