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Windows 7: cant see hard drives in disk management or in device manager.

04 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

If I understand you cannot see the drives in Windows Explorer. Device Manager recognises the drives.

Click the bottom left start orb and type "Disk management".
Do you see your drives but no letter then (not for recovery or system reserved if you have one) right click and assign a letter.

A screen shot of Disk Management would be useful. Use the Windows snipping tool and the little paper clip icon on the top of the post to make and upload the screen shot.

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05 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wd5fdl View Post
i have the same problem there is nothing displayed
(cant see drives )you dont need pictures...
please we need a fix for this by the way ABSOLUTLY ALL DRIVES
are missing (cant see drives )nothing is displayed ...EVER...
your help appreciated tnx gene
I'm afraid I don't follow...

Do you have Win7 installed? Is it operational?

If you have a working machine, I strongly urge you to download [free] Partition Wizard Home Edition v5.2 from this page. It will install and run under WinXP and Win7, both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Also on that same page you can download an ISO file for a standalone boot version of Partition Wizard, which you can burn to a CD so that you can boot to it. Partition Wizard works easily well both under Windows as well as from the standalone boot (only difference is that the standalone version doesn't show "drive letters" for your drives and partitions, as you'd see under the Windows version).

If you boot to that standalone version, it will show you exactly what's on your hard drive(s). It will also show whether the partitions are primary or logical, and what is the "active" partition (to which your BIOS boots).

We need to see what you've got... in some way. If you have an operational Windows, install Partition Wizard and launch it... and take a screenshot and post it here. If you don't have an operational Windows just boot to the standalone Partition Wizard CD and take a photograph, and post the photograph here.

We need more info, in order to help.
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05 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wd5fdl View Post
the problem is in windows 7 pro 64
everything is fine in the device manager
all drives show in my computer...
now i know there is a command in
the command promped to change the cd drive
drive letter but i dont remember the syntaxed
there was a website the had the answer
but i cant find it anymore... had the same problem before but dont remember what i did to fix it i think i just reinstallrd window 7
Are you talking about Start -> Run -> DISKMGMT.MSC?

That's the Disk Management program in Windows, and will allow you to change the drive letters for everything (except for the boot drive/partition), including your CD drive letter.
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05 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Post a Disk Management screenshot
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 cant see hard drives in disk management or in device manager.

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