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Windows 7: Second internal drive not showing up

28 Jun 2010   #1
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 
Second internal drive not showing up

I have two internal drives the C drive as my system drive and another I named M (for music) which is basically a backup drive. A year ago when I installed Windows 7 Home Premium is also the time I set up the M drive (both drives are about a year old).

I haven't had a bit of trouble until I just noticed my M drive was not showing up anywhere not in "Computer", "Device Manager" or "Disk Management". Now if I run Belarc Adviser it does list both my C and M drive.

I opened the case to make sure the M drive was running and it was with no noticeable noise in fact it's pretty quiet so I don't think it's a hard drive problem.

What do you think has happened and what do I need to do to get Windows to recognize it? Thanks!


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28 Jun 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1)Shut down, remove the cables, reboot, shut down, replace cables, restart. ( from M: drive )

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28 Jun 2010   #3
Mike8

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
 
 

Also try going into your Bios, or check the POST screen to see if the M drive is detected. Also go into device manager/disk management and see if the drive letter is assigned.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
1)Shut down, remove the cables, reboot, shut down, replace cables, restart. ( from M: drive )

Post back.
Theog that did the trick hopefully this doesn't become a recurring thing!
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29 Jun 2010   #5
mccoady

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; SP1
 
 

Whoa the next day the drive disappeared again what's going on here do you think maybe something is wrong with the drive after all?
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29 Jun 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

It would be worth check out all your hardware, cable, PSU, HD etc. Good luck.
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