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Windows 7: New SSD installed and working can't find existing HDD

09 Jan 2013   #1
whatsthatsound

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
New SSD installed and working can't find existing HDD

Got nasty virus on HDD and wanted to install a SSD anyway so installed it (SSD) and now need to get data off of HDD but it is not recognized, how do I get it back so I can get data of of it before reformatting. I unplugged power to HDD prior to installing SSD and plugged it back in and get nothing.


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09 Jan 2013   #2
D3LL

 
 

Hi there,

Have you tried double checking inside your computer that all the power and sata connections are plugged in correctly and where they are meant to be?

Have you tried checking in the BIOS if the hard drive is detected?

Let us know how you get on,
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09 Jan 2013   #3
whatsthatsound

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

It is recognized in BIOS but not in exploer/computer
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09 Jan 2013   #4
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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09 Jan 2013   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Might just need a drive letter assigned, post the shot as asked.
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09 Jan 2013   #6
whatsthatsound

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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09 Jan 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well there is a drive, but it`s only 9.5 GBs. Is that what you were looking for ?
It is unallocated now, you could try booting with the Partition Wizard Boot cd to explore it.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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