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Windows 7: HDD invisible ... IDE or RAID ?


22 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - Laptop
 
 
HDD invisible ... IDE or RAID ?

Hey guys !

I'm having quite a large issue.
I recently bought a MEDION. Bad idea although I'm stuck with it now.
It came in with W8 preinstalled. I called a magician tech to help me at first becuase my UEFI BIOS was some sort of rare freak that I couldnt handle. In the end he performed a very successful uninstallation of W8 and install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on the 32Gb SSD,
BUT (Along with some driver issues) I notice that my main 1Tb Samsung HDD isn't recognized at all by the machine. He installed me this Windows 7 but couldnt do it on the 1Tb so he did it on the 32Go SSD. Yet when I was installing the latest driver I ran out of space on the drive ... and couldnt find the 1Tb HDD. I called my friend again he told me to reset the properties to RAID instaed of IDE again via the BIOS.
So ... technically I did ! From IDE to RAID ... But when I saved and restarted all it brought me are restoring options ... restart again : same ... So in order to boot on Windows 7 I had to reset it to IDE ...

Now ... HOW the hell am I gonna get my 1tb hdd back ?
I'm in need.

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22 Apr 2013   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I am VERY confused.
First, who would install an SSD in IDE mode? No, no, no.
Second, I do not believe that IDE mode is even an option in a UEFI BIOS.

So something is definitely off here. Can you check the facts again to be sure?

With the SSD connected to SATA port 1 and the 1TB connected to SATA port 2, go into the UEFI settings and see if the 1TB drive shows up there.
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22 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - Laptop
 
 

I bet you're confused ! I couldn't get a minute for myself at the time I was writing this ...

Let me rephrase the whole thing.
I bought a notebook from Medion last week, P6815 to be sharp. W8 was preinstalled when I got it. Of course I knew it, but I thought that getting rid of it for Windows 7 was an easy task ... except it wasn't at all since all the changements of W8 starting from the UEFI BIOS. After a friend of mine fixed it for me we had issues seeing the partitions, no HDD no nothing. Finally with the help of Medion's helpdesk my friend found a solution (while Medion's staff told us theyll get back to us in a few days to help us more as they couldn't find any way out of it, yet they gave a my friend a clue to get over it).
In the end, we installed Windows 7 x64 ultimate on the internal 32Gb SSD while the 1Tb HDD is supposed to be an extra partition, but I couldn't see it in the explorer, although diskpartition was seeing it perfectly. In the end I called my friend again and we found a solution (he was supposed to have unlocked me everything but as I was on a rush at the beginning he forgot a few last things).
So, problem solved, thanks to Magic partitioner.

Anyway, thank you very much for taking the time to read that very messy help message of mine .

Regards.
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