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Windows 7: HDD not showing up in My Computer

29 Apr 2012   #1
bottom123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
HDD not showing up in My Computer

Hello guys, i am having a problem with my hard drive, was trying to resize one of them but something went wrong. The hard drive just disappeared from My Computer, see picture:
Code:
http://i46.tinypic.com/v4xbh0.jpg
I am using Partition Wizard Professional but it doesn't work, when i try to change the letter it just changes back to "*" again.

Any help would be appreciated.


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29 Apr 2012   #2
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Information Gap

Fill out your system info (click bottom left of your post) here is a link that will help you find your system specs.

System Info - See Your System Specs

How about the drive mfgr, size, formating, partioning etc.
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29 Apr 2012   #3
bottom123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Sorry for that, i tried to fill it out as good as i could.

I doesn't show up no matter what i try, it just keeps that "*" sign. Im trying to change the letter but then it changes back to "*" again.

I can't format it there's so much very important data on that hard drive.
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29 Apr 2012   #4
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ok Good Work

First enter the bios on boot up and see if the disk shows up there. Where on your board do you have the data cable plugged in.

I see you have two sata connectors and two ATA IDE connectors. If you have more than one device in the IDE connector. You may need to set the master slave relationship.

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29 Apr 2012   #5
bottom123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Well, just deleted that partition and created a new one, lost more than 400 GB of Movies, music, and games. Now it shows up in My Computer.
Anyways, thank you for your replies.

Can you suggest a good recovery program?
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29 Apr 2012   #6
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ouch Ouch

You will have to hunt a recover programs on the web there are free ones. The one i see mentioned the most on this forum is called "recuva" (notice the spelling)

I have never had occasion to use those apps. Maybe some one else can help. If you created a new partition I don't know if the data is recoverable. We need someone else to comment here.
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30 Apr 2012   #7
bottom123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Problem solved, found a nice data recovery program.

Thank you anyway.
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30 Apr 2012   #8
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
For The Ages

Good to hear your progress.

For Information post the app you used and how successful you were at recovering. The information will help us in the future.
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01 May 2012   #9
bottom123

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I used Active@ File Recovery v9.0.3, very nice program, just scanned the partition from which the files had been deleted, and after a 3 hrs scan, i just recovered my deleted files.

Code:
http://www.file-recovery.net/
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01 May 2012   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Nice Application

Thanks for the info. We know it worked in your case. I'll save the link for future use. Did you get the paid version or did you use the demo?
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