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Windows 7: Missing HDD Please Help

01 Jan 2013   #1
Average Ben

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Missing HDD Please Help

I am using an msi gt780 gaming laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. This laptop has an ssd on which the os is located and another internal hdd for storage. I recently booted up my pc to discover most of my programs were missing. I soon discovered that my storage drive (It was labeled as D:\) was not appearing in My Computer. I looked for it in Disk Managment, it is not shown, and my dvd drive was reassigned to the path d:\. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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01 Jan 2013   #2
D3LL

Windows 7
 
 

Hi there, Welcome to Sevenforums.com

Hmm very strange problem,

Try going to Start > Right Click Computer > Go to Manage > Once that window pops up click Disc Management down the left hand side.

Should look something like:


Are you able to see it there?

If not the hard drive has either come lose or died.
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01 Jan 2013   #3
Average Ben

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, I am not able to see it in Disc management, I am fairly certain it hasn't died as it has never crashed or made strange noises. Thank you for the quick reply!
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01 Jan 2013   #4
D3LL

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Average Ben View Post
No, I am not able to see it in Disc management, I am fairly certain it hasn't died as it has never crashed or made strange noises. Thank you for the quick reply!
Hmmm it may have just come lose. Are you able to open up just the hard drive bay without opening the whole laptop up? Just to check it hasn't come out of the socket etc?
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01 Jan 2013   #5
Average Ben

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately, I am clueless when it comes to hardware. I Have no idea where the hard drive bay would be.
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01 Jan 2013   #6
DocBrown

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

Welcome Average Ben


Also check to see if it is recognized in the Bios setup. Do you know how to get into the Bios on Power Up ?
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01 Jan 2013   #7
Average Ben

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know how to get into BIOS, it would be under system information yes?
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01 Jan 2013   #8
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Average Ben View Post
Unfortunately, I am clueless when it comes to hardware. I Have no idea where the hard drive bay would be.
Check out some of these videos

laptop hard drive replacement video - Yahoo! Search Results
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01 Jan 2013   #9
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Average Ben View Post
I know how to get into BIOS, it would be under system information yes?

You should see a screen that lists each Mfg HD Id & any optical (DVD/CD/BD) drives
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01 Jan 2013   #10
Average Ben

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Doc Brown, I will attempt to find the issue and will post it here.
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