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Windows 7: 2nd hard drive not listed after OS reinstall


20 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
2nd hard drive not listed after OS reinstall

I decided to reinstall my OS this afternoon, and all went well. I have however got a problem with my 2nd hard drive, it is not listed in the drives section. I guess I'm supposed to format it in the disk management section, but I'm unsure of what steps I need to follow from there.

anyone know what procedure I need to follow to get it formatted and listed?


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20 Dec 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

if the drive appears in Disk Management, you may just need to assign it a drive letter from there.
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21 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
if the drive appears in Disk Management, you may just need to assign it a drive letter from there.
it is appearing, but it won't let me do anyhing.

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21 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you right-click in the Unallocated area can you choose 'new simple volume'?

This guide might give you a little insight:
post back if you have more questions, good luck!
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21 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ageeb View Post
If you right-click in the Unallocated area can you choose 'new simple volume'?

This guide might give you a little insight:
post back if you have more questions, good luck!
I think that fixed it, thank you. I was looking at the new simple volume option when I was trying to figure it out myself. I didn't proceed with it in case it wasn't the right step to take. that is why I tried asking for help online first.
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21 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
...I didn't proceed with it in case it wasn't the right step to take. that is why I tried asking for help online first.
Wise choice. Glad everything is worked out!
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