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Windows 7: WD Essential 2.0 HD recognized but no letter assigned

12 Jul 2012   #11
Japes21

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
That may be--or maybe some type of Linux tool?

If you right click the other partitions, can you see a menu choice from which you could delete a partition/volume?
Yes. The primary partition allows me to 'delete volume' and the unallocated partition allows me to create a 'new simple volume'. My guess (I am WAY out of my league here) is that the EFI system partition would still block me from accessing the drive even if I wiped/reformatted the remainder of the drive. Just a wild guess.


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12 Jul 2012   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Download and install the free version of Partition Wizard. That should allow to to do whatever you want to the drive.
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12 Jul 2012   #13
Japes21

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Download and install the free version of Partition Wizard. That should allow to to do whatever you want to the drive.
Thank you, Deaconfrost. I will try that and report my results....
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12 Jul 2012   #14
Japes21

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Success! I used Partition Wizard to reformat the hard drive as NTFS and it is now recognized as my F drive. I've already transferred files over and it works great. Big thank yous to both ignatzatsonic and DeaconFrost for steering me in the right direction!!!
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12 Jul 2012   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Awesome...good news. That's a powerful little app, especially considering it's free.
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27 Jul 2012   #16
DanB

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I may be way off, but thought I would reply. I had a similar problem with my external USB hard drive. It would not assign a letter and sometimes did not see it at all. This only happened on my laptop. I followed many posts to delete my usb drivers, etc. Finally found out that the laptop did not have enough power to spin the drive through the USB port. Bought a powered USB hub and fixed it no problem. There's my 2 cents.
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