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Windows 7: Disk Mgt problem: HD found in Win7-32x not found in Win7-64x


20 Aug 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Disk Mgt problem: HD found in Win7-32x not found in Win7-64x

I have a PC with several internal hard disks. On one is installed Windows 7-32x, on another is installed Windows 7-64x. When I boot into Windows 7-32x I have access to four hard disks. Attachment 1 shows the Disk Management screen there. However, when I boot into Windows 7-64x, I only have access to three hard disks. When I start up Disk Management, I get a window saying "You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it." See Attachment 2. And when I click Cancel to close the window, I see what's found in Attachment 3.

How do I let Windows 7-64x know that Disk 1 is already initialized and usable? There is good data on it and I'm hopeful I don't have to screw around reformatting and then restoring from the backup.

Harvey



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21 Aug 2013   #2

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

Hello and welcome maddaze if I read this as is you have both OS's on two separate drives?

If so are you disconnecting one to boot from the other or setting the BIOS to boot from a particular drive. Now I am just assuming that if you boot into the 64bit drive it may not "see" the 32bit drive or "see" it as something alien?

It begs the question why do you need both the 32bit and 64bit on one machine??

PS Some system specs would be real good too mate for us to see. Get Speccy and post some shots / details.

Speccy - Download < download from piriform
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22 Aug 2013   #3

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

> Hello and welcome maddaze if I read this as is you have both OS's on two separate drives?

Cuious question to ask a software developer! As well ask why I have four browsers installed on my machine. <chuckle>

Harvey
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23 Aug 2013   #4

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maddaze View Post
> Hello and welcome maddaze if I read this as is you have both OS's on two separate drives?

Cuious question to ask a software developer! As well ask why I have four browsers installed on my machine. <chuckle>

Harvey
Sorry Harvey had no idea as I don't read minds mate - good luck
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