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Windows 7: Old working slave drive no longer showing up

14 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

this is what happens

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14 May 2011   #12

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I'm still stumped, as to why it is Recovery & looks like it is hidden

I asked for help, but I don't think he will be back ON until tomorrow.


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15 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I'm still stumped, as to why it is Recovery & looks like it is hidden

I asked for help, but I don't think he will be back ON until tomorrow.
any reply yet?
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22 May 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



Was this an old OEM installed Hard Disk Drive that came from a builder with an OS installed and a recovery partition, that you expanded and converted to a storage drive?

If you right click somewhere here you don't get an option to assign it a drive letter?
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Old working slave drive no longer showing up-here.jpg


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22 May 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello mate.

Was this an old OEM installed Hard Disk Drive that came from a builder with an OS installed and a recovery partition, that you expanded and converted to a storage drive?

If you right click somewhere here you don't get an option to assign it a drive letter?

No, this was a third-party drive I bought separately. I have been using it for over a year now with no problems. I only started having issues with it when I upgraded to x64 bit windows.

For the right clicking thing, no. as shown in your attached picture, the only option I have is help.
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22 May 2011   #16
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here what I would suggest to try and give it a drive letter.


Open an elevated command window and enter the commands listed below hitting the enter key after each command.

Since it seems from the snips that you will be able to tell which drive is which by looking at the partition listings.
diskpart <enter>

list disk

select disk 1

list partition
if it lists a single partition you know you have the correcd drive.

select partition 1

assign

exit

exit
That should assign it a drive letter if it is able, be sure to keep us informed.



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22 May 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Here what I would suggest to try and give it a drive letter.


Open an elevated command window and enter the commands listed below hitting the enter key after each command.

Since it seems from the snips that you will be able to tell which drive is which by looking at the partition listings.
diskpart <enter>

list disk

select disk 1

list partition
if it lists a single partition you know you have the correcd drive.

select partition 1

assign

exit

exit
That should assign it a drive letter if it is able, be sure to keep us informed.



THANK YOU! this worked perfectly! I now have my old drive back!

Thank you Barefootkid and Docbrown for all your help!
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22 May 2011   #18
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm very glad you got it working and thanks for letting us know it's sorted.


... and a thank you to DocBrown for sending me a message to have a look at this for you.
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