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Windows 7: HHD not shown in My Computer

30 Dec 2015   #1
clyde7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
HHD not shown in My Computer

One of my data HDDs shows up in Device Manager but not in My Computer. I may have moved it to a different SATA port. What should I do?


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30 Dec 2015   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Does it show up in Disk Management?
Actually and also, when did it work, when did it stop working, what was done in between these times?
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30 Dec 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is there a partition with a partition letter on it.
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30 Dec 2015   #4
clyde7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
reply to Baddog22556

Hi Badddog,
Thanks for replying.
No it does not show up in Disc Management. It showed up yesterday, before I installed a new SSD with Win7Pro64. I still have the old HDD with Win7Pro32 on it, which is where it has gone missing in My Computer. I have a third HHD that shows up on both systems. I may have moved the missing drive to a different SATA port for the installation of the new SSD.
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30 Dec 2015   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clyde7 View Post
Hi Badddog,
Thanks for replying.
No it does not show up in Disc Management. It showed up yesterday, before I installed a new SSD with Win7Pro64. I still have the old HDD with Win7Pro32 on it, which is where it has gone missing in My Computer. I have a third HHD that shows up on both systems. I may have moved the missing drive to a different SATA port for the installation of the new SSD.
Does it have a letter on the partition and if so, what is it? Can you post a screen shot of your Disc Management.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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30 Dec 2015   #6
clyde7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
reply to whs and bigmck

Hi whs and bigmck,
Thank you both for replying. It is not shown in Disc Management, and is there is no partition with a partition letter on it.
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30 Dec 2015   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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30 Dec 2015   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
and is there is no partition with a partition letter on it.
It is not clear what that means.
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30 Dec 2015   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Also post a screen print of Device Manager where you see the HDD that you don't see in Disk Management.

After you made the hardware changes, did you do a BIOS Reset or Save Changes in BIOS ?
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31 Dec 2015   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clyde7 View Post
Hi whs and bigmck,
Thank you both for replying. It is not shown in Disc Management, and is there is no partition with a partition letter on it.
In order for us to help, please give us all the information that is asked in every post. We will not have to repeat questions. Thanks,
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