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Windows 7: HD Not recognized in Windows 7 but in BIOS

05 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
HD Not recognized in Windows 7 but in BIOS

I recently installed Windows 7 onto my computer and one of the hard drives is not displayed in Windows.

It is listed in the boot sequence and in BIOS.

Does anyone have an idea as to why it would be in the BIOS but not available through Windows 7?

Thanks.

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05 Mar 2010   #2

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

- by a process of elimination - and starting with basic principles..
- firstly,
- have you checked that all the drives are properly connected?
- press each connection firmly into it's slot on the HD and on the motherboard, as well..
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05 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

Then, in Windows Computer Management/Disk Management, make sure the drive is initialized and formatted.
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05 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/WINDOW%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/WINDOW%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png[/IMG]Not 100% sure of what you two are asking of me, but attached is a screen shot of where I can and cannot see the drive in question.


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05 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, the connections all seem to be solid.
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05 Mar 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Start Computer Management Disk Management

Right click on the drive & assign a drive letter
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05 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Awesome, thanks everyone for the quick responses and help.
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05 Mar 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Your Welcome


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