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Windows 7: A small problem


15 Dec 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
A small problem

My 500GB HDD just died on me as I was dealing with a bluey - well I think it's dead as it will not show up in DISKPART or My Computer.

So I have a Seagate 1TB spare that I aligned a while ago but it is not showing up in My Computer. The Partition Wizard is telling it has two partitions one the 100MB I set up the other is showing unallocated and I don't know what my next step is can someone give me a shove in the right direction please?

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15 Dec 2012   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Have been trying but no go best I get another drive I think
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15 Dec 2012   #3

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First I gotta ask, what is a "bluey"?

Are both of these drives data drives, or does either have an OS installed? The 100MB partition is normally an OS active partition. If the computer boots from another drive then Windows will ignore that active partition. And since the rest of the drive is unallocated it won't show up as a drive.

But you can see this drive in Partition Wizard? What does Windows Disk Management show? What does the BIOS show?
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15 Dec 2012   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Sorry TV a) I know so many now I cannot remember if your name if you ever gave it to me and b) have a bad Aussie habit I have picked up of nicknaming just about everything.

So the bluey is a blue screen error no my OS is on a SSD and yes the fresh drive it shows up in Partition Wizard and Windows Disk manage as the 100MB partition the rest is unallocated.

I did a clean all last night and redone the alignment thinking it would show up but nothing.

Now I Googled for what seemed like hours yesterday but couldn't find any simple answer to getting this drive to work to transfer excess data from the SSD and keep it relatively "clean".


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15 Dec 2012   #5

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

Right click on the unallowcated black partition, format it & assign a Drive letter to it. Then you will be able to copy files to it.
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15 Dec 2012   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Right click on the unallowcated black partition, format it & assign a Drive letter to it. Then you will be able to copy files to it.
Woo hoo!! thanks Doc worked like magic I was a bit perplexed at first with simple volume etc stuff as I am more hardware orientated than with the "innards" of the beast though one day it might just click (right or left LOL!!)
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15 Dec 2012   #7

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Nice job, Doc. Well done, sorry I can't rep you.
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15 Dec 2012   #8

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Nice job, Doc. Well done, sorry I can't rep you.
Thanks Steve I didn't think you could rep more than a few times
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15 Dec 2012   #9

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Sure you can. You just have to have 15 reps to others before you can rep the same person again.
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15 Dec 2012   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Sure you can. You just have to have 15 reps to others before you can rep the same person again.
Haha we move in mysterious and magical ways we of the SF never never
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