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Windows 7: Help with 2nd internal SATA HD Installation

24 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Help with 2nd internal SATA HD Installation

Hi,

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine. I recently installed a new internal HD through SATA, but Windows isn't recognizing it. It also doesn't let me initialize it due to I/O device error. I know the HD is good. if I boot from a Windows installation CD, I can see it, and I can install another OS on it no problem. Also, this is a 250GB HD that was previously used in a XP machine. One more thing, it is detected in Disk Manager, but it has a wrong size (465.66G) displayed on it. My MOBO's setting was AHCI from the very beginning.

Can someone please tell me what I need to troubleshoot this? Thank you.

GT

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24 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Can you see it in your BIOS as the proper size? You also may want to make sure it is formatted as NTFS.
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24 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, BIOS shows the correct size. In terms of the format type, that's part of the dilemma. I can't gain access to the HD to do anything to it. I even tried Paragon Hard Disk Manager with no luck.
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24 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Can you view the hard drive in Diskpart ? Click on type CMD in the search programs and files back right disk on CMD and choose Run as administrator .

Note   Note
Command prompt should up with this path C:\Windows\System32>_


Type

Note   Note
Press [ENTER] after each command

Code:
Diskpart 
List disk
You should see

Disk 0

Disk 1
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24 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes. It is listed but with the wrong size still.
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24 Mar 2013   #6

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

can you see it in disk management?

admin tools/computer management/disk management.
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24 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What is the file format of the drive FAT32 or NTFS ?

Show us the disk management PrntScrn please
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24 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It just says unallocated, which is what happens when the disk can't be initialized, so it doesn't say its file type.
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24 Mar 2013   #9

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Right click on it and try to format it as NTFS.
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24 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not an option.... That's not possible without the disk being initialized first.
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