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Windows 7: Win 7 - Can't see slave drive


24 Apr 2010   #1

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Win 7 - Can't see slave drive

Hi all,

I just bought a new hard drive + Win 7, installed Win 7, and have now attached another drive that would not boot properly (has winxp OS on it)

Windows 7 doesn't seem to be able to 'see' the slave drive, is there anything else I need to do to let Win 7 see the slave drive?

Regards
Melt


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24 Apr 2010   #2

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

Welcome Meltdown


What kind of HD's IDE, SATA, etc.

Does it show up it the Bios boot up screen ?

Other hardware specs would help.
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24 Apr 2010   #3

 

Assumption jump-

an oft overlooked setting...

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24 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, these are two SATA drives, the one with the Win 7 OS is 1TB, the slave 250G, I also have a CD drive and a DVD/CD burner drive - 2 Gigs RAM.

In the BIOS I see Drive 0 to Drive 3 , SATA 0 to SATA 3. I don't see any mention of my western digital slave drive.

Thanks for the welcome.

Regards
Melt
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24 Apr 2010   #5

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

Can you see all the drives in Disk Management ?


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24 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, this is what I see.


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24 Apr 2010   #7

 

I got lost here

"In the BIOS I see Drive 0 to Drive 3" - 4 drives

"SATA 1 to SATA 3" - 3 drives

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24 Apr 2010   #8

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

Check your WD 250gb slave for Data & Power cable connections. Just recently one member actually had a bad SATA data cable

Also try a different SATA port on MB.
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24 Apr 2010   #9

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

@ Casca

You saw my D: drive . 12 feet from your Huge Monitor
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25 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Hi guys,

Still struggling with this, I've attached a few more pics.

DocBrown, how is it possible to 'check' these cables. Can you indicate from my pictures where the other SATA ports are please, I don't understand how to do that.

I think I only have one power connection(see pic) could that be the problem or is that normal?

Regards
Melt


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