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Windows 7: HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

29 Dec 2014   #1
aiceo

windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 
HDD gets recognized by BIOS but I can't see it at Disk Management.

So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.


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29 Dec 2014   #2
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo View Post
So after reinstalling my windows on a SSD, i cannot see my other HDD drive that I haven't even touched, It only shows up in device management in the disk drives, not in the disk management. It also shows up as dynamic. Tried using Partition wizard, but it shows that the disk is bad, so i tried converting it from dynamic to basic, but it fails to do so. I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.
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I have files on it that I cannot lose, any suggestions?
You can use Macrium ( free) to create the image.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/content/pa...2270j1060538j7


Be careful when downloading to always click "custom" and decline any of the crap it wants to add - i.e. changing search engines, home page, etc.

Make a boot cd( instructions on main page) and also after creating the image, do a Verify.

I do this by clicking Restore and browsing for the created image and you will see a link to Verify.

Put the image on a different internal hdd and if you have an external hdd, put one there as well.

Do an image backup periodically, (I do it once a week or after any major changes).

This will prevent loss of your files if you have a virus,corruption, etc.
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30 Dec 2014   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo View Post

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.
What did you do?
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30 Dec 2014   #4
aiceo

windows 7 ultimate 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aiceo View Post

EDIT: Fixed by itself, it now appears in the disk management.
What did you do?
Didn't do anything, installed AMD catalyst drivers and it just appeared in the disk management, activated it and that's all.
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