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Windows 7: BIOS Recognizes disk, W7 does not.


15 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
BIOS Recognizes disk, W7 does not.

I have a slight problem since I reformatted my laptop (Asus X72v) this being that windows won't find my second harddrive, BIOS finds it but when installing Windows 7 it won't show up and when Windows 7 is started disk management won't find it either.

I reverted back to Vista but it won't find it either.

any quick solutions that I might have missed?

Thanks!
/ ztanz

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15 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Is it not NTFS?
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15 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by halluc1nati0n View Post
Is it not NTFS?
I installed Windows 7 on it first, then I reinstalled another version (Eternity sucked for me, nvidia's drivers kept crashing for me, something it didn't do on Vista)

To clear any misunderstandings

Installed W7E -> Installed it on the other drive (here the first drive disappeared)
Installed Vista by CD (removing second W7E install)
Second disk nowhere to be seen, only in BIOS.

Since I used Windows 7 I can say it is NTFS.
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15 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

\o/ Solved it myself, thank you for the help though Halluc1nation.
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15 Nov 2009   #5

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How?

Please post your experience/solution to help others.

Thanks
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