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Windows 7: New Install..Can't access HHD's?


14 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
New Install..Can't access HHD's?

Hi guys
I just did a fresh install of win 7 onto a OCZ Vertex SSD...I have'nt used a raid setup and I have 2 WD Velocoraptors as well as the SSD.
The SSD is my boot drive and I want to install my Steam Folders/WoW Folders/etc onto the Velocoraptors..The SSD is 60gb so no way can I install my games onto that as WoW is a 30gb install by itself.
I can't drag and drop the files from the external drive (WD passport) onto the velocoraptors and I can't send/copy to them either. Windows has all drives listed so it detects them and they are detected in the Bios so
How do I assign drive letters to the velocoraptors and secondly how do I go about copying my games folders to them?
Cheers


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14 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Enter Disk management - type in Start Search box if needed.

If these are new HD's it may ask you to initialize them.

Then rightclick on drive to Create and format NTFS partitions, assign letter: Partition or Volume - Create New

If already partitioned, rightclick on each partition to assign a drive letter.
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14 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It's not asking me to do anything..device manager shows them listed but the only options i get is to disable or uninstall them or populate etc...

Maybe I screwed the install..didnt go into advanced options and do anything re drives when I did the install..just whacked it onto the SSD...buggered if I know lol
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14 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

You want Disk Management, not Device Manager.

Type Disk management into Start Search box. Re-read the steps I gave above.

Please post back a screenshot of your full maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings so we can look it over to make sure the installation's configuration is correct, and answer any further questions.. Use Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file with paper clip in Reply Box.
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14 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You want Disk Management, not Device Manager.

Type Disk management into Start Search box. Re-read the steps I gave above.

Please post back a screenshot of your full maximized Disk Mgmt drive map with listings so we can look it over to make sure the installation's configuration is correct, and answer any further questions.. Use Snipping Tool in Start menu, attach file with paper clip in Reply Box.
Yup my bad...hit your link and saw the admin tools etc...new I was missing something..drives have letters and configured to Raid 0...tyvm much mate for pointing me in the right direction
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15 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Post back your Disk Mgmt screenshot if you want us to look over it to make sure it's good to go.
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15 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Post back your Disk Mgmt screenshot if you want us to look over it to make sure it's good to go.
Not necessary mate..it's gtg and I have WoW installed and running off those drives now

cheers
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