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Windows 7: One hard disk not detected after re-installing Win

05 Feb 2010   #1
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
One hard disk not detected after re-installing Win

I did a clean install of Windows 7 on my father's PC. Before we had Vista working on it fine.

Problem is that after reinstalling Windows when I opened My Computer now, I cann't see Disk 1 partitions.

Please help me locate it. Thanks.


Attached is the pic of Disk Management windows when before I installed new OS.




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05 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

right click on the partitions and set them as active
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05 Feb 2010   #3
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
right click on the partitions and set them as active
Hmm, this Disk 1 whole row is missing now in the disk management as well.

Sorry. Should have mentioned in the first post.
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05 Feb 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAZ View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
right click on the partitions and set them as active
Hmm, this Disk 1 whole row is missing now in the disk management as well.

Sorry. Should have mentioned in the first post.
Check all the cables.
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05 Feb 2010   #5
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Check all the cables.
I tried that just now.

First, I unplugged and replugged the data cable and power of the missing hard drive. Computer wasn't able to detect that hard drive.

Then, I exchanged the data cable and power supply cables of both hard drives. Turned the PC on. I get the message 'BOOTMGR is missing', and system doesn't start up.

Please help if you can, thanks
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05 Feb 2010   #6

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[/QUOTE]
Then, I exchanged the data cable and power supply cables of both hard drives. Turned the PC on. I get the message 'BOOTMGR is missing', and system doesn't start up.

[/QUOTE]

I hope you exchanged them back.

Post with a screenshot of Disk Management & Device manager.
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05 Feb 2010   #7

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05 Feb 2010   #8
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Then, I exchanged the data cable and power supply cables of both hard drives. Turned the PC on. I get the message 'BOOTMGR is missing', and system doesn't start up.

[/QUOTE]

I hope you exchanged them back.

Post with a screenshot of Disk Management & Device manager.[/QUOTE]
I can't go inside system now at all.

I get the message at restarting computer that 'BOOTMGR is missing'. Hm?
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05 Feb 2010   #9
BAZ

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I'll try that now
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05 Feb 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BAZ View Post
Then, I exchanged the data cable and power supply cables of both hard drives. Turned the PC on. I get the message 'BOOTMGR is missing', and system doesn't start up.
I hope you exchanged them back.

Post with a screenshot of Disk Management & Device manager.[/QUOTE]
I can't go inside system now at all.

I get the message at restarting computer that 'BOOTMGR is missing'. Hm?[/QUOTE]

Did you change the cables back round?
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