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Windows 7: 2nd HDD (1TB) is recognized in bios, not in Win 7 disk management

02 Aug 2016   #1
Teccmo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
2nd HDD (1TB) is recognized in bios, not in Win 7 disk management

The problem is pretty much sum'd up in the title. I have a 1TB Western Digital Blue Caviar sata HDD hooked up to the motherboard. A while back, when I went to go boot up the PC, the HDD busy light just stayed solid, and windows 7 took a lot longer than usual to load. When it does, I can't use the hard drive. I have tried to rescan for it in disk management and exhausted all most all the fixes I can find in threads on the net.

I know it's not a totally dead disk, because a couple times the C: drive (boot drive) automatically ran CHKDSK, it seemed to repair 1 or 2 small files, a file structure, or something, and then the D drive would return for a couple days before the problem returned.

I replaced the Sata cable with a new one, it started working again, but only for a few days. I'm kind of baffled on this one. Usually I figure these things out. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a good day.


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02 Aug 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Are C and D both partitions on this single WD Blue?

Or do you have 2 distinct drives?

Not sure what you've tried, but have you run any Western Digital drive diagnostic utilities?

Have you connected the problem drive to several different motherboard ports?

Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.
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02 Aug 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm also curious about your (Pennsylvania operating system).

So we can see exactly what Disk Management displays could you complete this tutorial by Golden.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Seeing the disk in bios is completely different from Windows 7 being able to read the drive.
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02 Aug 2016   #4
Teccmo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Are C and D both partitions on this single WD Blue?

Or do you have 2 distinct drives?

Not sure what you've tried, but have you run any Western Digital drive diagnostic utilities?

Have you connected the problem drive to several different motherboard ports?

Please tell us about your "Pennsylvania" operating system.
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They are 2 distinct pieces of hardware. The boot drive C is a 500gb WD Blue. The D drive is a 1Tb. I've tried the utilites on the WD website, it won't recognize the D drive, just like windows disk management won't. I've changed the port that D drive was attached to, and changed the cable, like I said in the original post. It will fix the problem temporarily it seems, but only for a day or two and it will disappear again, I don't know why.
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02 Aug 2016   #5
Teccmo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Lol whats that supposed to mean, "Pennsylvania operating system"
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02 Aug 2016   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your system specs.
OS = operating system.

Quote:
Computer type PC/Desktop
System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom
OS Pennsylvania
CPU Core 2 Duo E6750
Graphics Card HD 6850 Single Slot
This will help you fill in your system specs properly.
Proper display of system specs helps other members help you.

By Brink.

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02 Aug 2016   #7
Teccmo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Disk Management Screen

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02 Aug 2016   #8
Teccmo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ok, everything should be updated. It's been quite a while since I've used the Win 7 forums.
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02 Aug 2016   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If a new SATA cable caused the problem drive to be recognized briefly, it's tempting to say the problem is related to the port/cable connection. But I guess that could be a coincidence.

Can you connect the problem drive to some other computer to see if it is easily recognized there?

Have you attempted to connect the problem drive to ALL compatible ports on the motherboard?

Intermittent problems are difficult.

Is the stuff on the problem drive backed up anywhere?

Do you have any other spare drive you could connect to see if it also has recognition problems when using the same cable and port as the problem drive?
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02 Aug 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks for filling in your system specs.

ignatzatsonic has some great ideas in post #9.
Take your time and let us know the results.
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