Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New computer and my old hard drives aren't showing up.

13 Dec 2010   #11
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

This thread should serve as a hard lesson to anyone that has important files on a hard drive. To be blunt, if you only have one copy of something, then you obviously do not care about it. Your hard drive WILL fail or become corrupt...it's not a matter of "if," but "when." YOU MUST BACKUP CRITICAL DATA!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Dec 2010   #12
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
This thread should serve as a hard lesson to anyone that has important files on a hard drive. To be blunt, if you only have one copy of something, then you obviously do not care about it. Your hard drive WILL fail or become corrupt...it's not a matter of "if," but "when." YOU MUST BACKUP CRITICAL DATA!
+1 MacGyvr, your preach'n to the preacher here, you just can't stress it enough
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New computer and my old hard drives aren't showing up.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
One of the hard drives not showing on my PC
I was reinstalling Windows 7 and when I was doing that I formatted two separate partitions on a Disk C. The big one was the regular one that I always format when doing that and the seond one is the reserved space system partition (or some other name similar to that, the one that is 100MB or...
Hardware & Devices
External hard drives recognized but not showing up in My Computer
I am having an issue with many external hard drives being recognized by Windows 7, it makes the hardware insert sound but the drives do not show up in My Computer. I have the same problem with some Android tablets as well, recognized, hardware insert sound, but not showing up in My Computer. It...
Hardware & Devices
Downloaded Internet Programs Aren't Showing Up Anywhere on Hard Drive
Hello, We have a very irritating problem. One of our users has IE10 installed on her Windows 7 laptop. When she tries to download any installer program e.g. WinRAR, Firefox etc., she receives the dropdown bar in IE. She right-clicks the bar and selects download this file and saves it to her...
General Discussion
External Hard Drives Not Showing Up
I haven't used my external hard drives for quite a while and I am now having trouble getting the computer to recognise both a Seagate and a Simpledrive. I got them to show up once on "computer" but now they have both vanished again. Any advice please?
Hardware & Devices
hard drives labels not showing in explorer
Hi all, so I've been trying out build 7100 for a few days on my system, which includes quite a bunch of hard drives (usually around 8 of them) and ever since I got to run Windows 7 for the first time, most HDDs are listed as "Local Disk" in its explorer, while they're obviously supposed to be...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App