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Windows 7: Hard drive not recognized in Windows

02 Oct 2009   #1
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 
Hard drive not recognized in Windows

Hi there,

So I've been searching through the threads and probably missed what amounts to an easy answer.

I just reinstalled Windows 7 after upgrading my mobo, ram and cpu. As it stands my Maxtor 300gb hard drive, is showing up in the Bios. In fact it shows up in the Device Manager in windows. But when I go to the Computer Management to try and assign a drive letter to it, it's not there. My main drive was assigned D, probably due to my external hard drive being plugged in during the install. Whoops.

But does anyone know why I can't get windows to see it? Even though Bios and the Device Manager see it.

Thanks


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02 Oct 2009   #2
DocBrown

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

Is the Maxtor 300gb the external drive ?
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02 Oct 2009   #3
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Is the Maxtor 300gb the external drive ?
Sorry should have mentioned that. It's not, it's an internal drive. The external is a Seagate.

My mobo is a Gigabyte Ep43-UD3l

It only has one IDE slot, but when I look at the bios, its shows me having 4 IDE channels. Could this maybe be part of the issue?
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02 Oct 2009   #4
DocBrown

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

How many drives total ?
IDE ?
SATA ?
DVD ?
CD ?
External ?
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02 Oct 2009   #5
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
How many drives total ?
IDE ?
SATA ?
DVD ?
CD ?
External ?

Right now since I only have the one IDE slot, I have 2 drives internal and then only the one external drive. Nothing else installed, since all my drives are IDE.
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02 Oct 2009   #6
DocBrown

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

What drive did you install win7 to ? You say your main drive is now D ? You are not Dual Booting, right ?


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02 Oct 2009   #7
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
What drive did you install win7 to ? You say your main drive is now D ? You are not Dual Booting, right ?
Yah it is installed onto Drive D. I'm not dual booting.

Is there someway I can see what Windows has allocated to Drive C?
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02 Oct 2009   #8
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

I'm not really sure why it installed onto D. I can only assume it had something to do with the external harddrive.
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02 Oct 2009   #9
DocBrown

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

Does C show up in Device Manager ?

Disk Management ?
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02 Oct 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

How are the drives setup on the ide cable 1 as master and the other a slave? And if so which one is not showing up? It would also be nice if you would fill in your system specs in your user cp so we know what all the hardware your running is. thanks
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