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Windows 7: How to activate 2nd partition on a IDE drive.

16 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
How to activate 2nd partition on a IDE drive.

So here's my problem y'all.

I've connected my old IDE drive via Unitek Adapter.
The drive has 2 partitions but I can only access 1 of them. The other one is marked as inactive, and the
"activate it" option is not available in disk management . I also tried Partition Wizard, it doesn't work.
So my question is, does anybody know how to access/activate it?

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16 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

If the HDD is from a brand/OEM computer it may have the Factory Restore files on it and can't be accessed/changed. But I use GPARTED to delete such partitions when cleaning a drive for re-use.
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