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: oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !

04 Dec 2010   #91
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
listen- maybe the most sane solution for this:
buy tomorrow a 1TB sata drive to replace those.
BUT- suppose i'll find another pc for doing this, it all should go smoothly?
or another pc also won't recognize them?
yes buy a new sata drive if you can then in the ubuntu live distro you can copy the files from the drive it sees? you are better off with sata for sure your files must be special to you
why not? i don't care.. just a waste of two good ide's, but no matter.
but what about the drive ubuntu couldn't see ?? i absolutely must solve it's problem


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Dec 2010   #92
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Internal hard disks

Internal hard disks connect to your computer's motherboard using an IDE interface or SATA interface. Most new hard drives come with either an IDE or SATA connection cable, depending on the type of drive.

Installing an internal hard disk takes a bit more work, especially if you plan to make the new disk your primary hard disk where you install Windows. To install an internal hard disk, you should be comfortable opening your computer case and connecting cables.

Most desktop computers have room for at least two internal hard disks. Laptops have room for only one hard disk. If you are replacing the primary hard disk rather than adding a secondary disk, you'll have to install Windows after you connect the disk.

Note

Many internal hard disks contain jumper pins that you must set to designate a hard disk as a primary (master) disk where you install Windows or as a secondary (subordinate) disk where you store programs and files. These jumpers are small plastic sleeves that you must place on the correct metal jumper pins. For additional instructions, check the information that came with the internal hard disk.


To remove and replace an internal hard disk

Turn off your computer, disconnect the power, and remove your computer’s cover. If you have a laptop, check the information from the manufacturer to find out if there is a panel you can remove to access the hard disk.

Unplug all cables connected to the hard disk, and then remove the hard disk. Pay attention to which cables you unplug, since you will plug the same cables into the new hard disk. If there are any screws holding in the hard disk, you'll need a small screwdriver to unscrew them. Many hard disks slide in and out of the case on rails. If you have questions, check the information that came with your computer.

Insert the new hard disk and connect it to the same cables that are in the same places as the hard disk you removed. One cable connects the disk to the computer’s power supply, and the other cable connects the disk to the computer’s motherboard.


To add a new internal hard disk (without removing an existing disk)

Turn off your computer, disconnect the power, and remove your computer’s cover. If you have a laptop, check the information from the manufacturer to find out if there is a panel you can remove to access the hard disk.

Insert the new hard disk into an empty hard disk bay in your computer case. You might need a small screwdriver to screw the disk into your case. Different cases have different ways of holding hard disks. Many slide in and out of the case on rails.

Connect one cable from the computer’s power supply to the power connector on the back of the hard disk.

Depending on what type of hard disk you have, connect the IDE cable or SATA cable from the back of the disk to the IDE or SATA connector on the computer’s motherboard. IDE cables are wide and flat with large connectors, while SATA cables are thin with small connectors. For more information, check the information that came with the hard disk.


Preparing to use a new hard disk

If you've installed your new hard disk correctly, your computer should recognize it. When you turn on your computer, the basic input/output system (BIOS) should automatically detect the new hard disk.

If you plan to use the new hard disk as the primary partition that contains Windows, then you'll have to install Windows on the disk before you can use your computer. You'll need a Windows 7 installation disc to do this. For more information, search Help and Support for "Installing and reinstalling Windows."

If you plan to use the new hard disk as a secondary disk (one that does not contain Windows), you should be able to see the new hard disk drive the next time you start your computer and log on to Windows. After Windows starts, click the Start button , click Computer, and then look for your new drive. The letter assigned to the drive will depend on your computer’s configuration. If you don't see the new hard disk drive, try looking for it in Computer Management.

Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management.* If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management, and then look for the new drive.

You'll probably have to format the hard disk before you can use it. For instructions, see Formatting disks and drives: frequently asked questions. Follow these same instructions to format an old hard disk that contains data you want to erase.

If your computer doesn't recognize the new hard disk, double-check the installation instructions that came with the hard disk. If you have additional questions, go to the manufacturer's website.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #93
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
listen- maybe the most sane solution for this:
buy tomorrow a 1TB sata drive to replace those.
BUT- suppose i'll find another pc for doing this, it all should go smoothly?
or another pc also won't recognize them?
yes buy a new sata drive if you can then in the ubuntu live distro you can copy the files from the drive it sees? you are better off with sata for sure your files must be special to you
why not? i don't care.. just a waste of two good ide's, but no matter.
but what about the drive ubuntu couldn't see ?? i absolutely must solve it's problem
have you a friend that can help by putting it in there system?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Dec 2010   #94
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

friends.. that's another problem
but how come ubuntu refuse to admit the existence of the 2nd drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #95
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i think its how it reads from how its set up in bios with ubuntu so what do you propose a new sata drive ? save what data you can?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #96
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

try this program Recuva Recuva - Features

Recovery from damaged or formatted disks

The dreaded hard drive crash. The file you forgot to backup before you reformatted a drive. The camera memory card with your holiday snaps that no longer works. Recuva can handle them too.
Windows (and other operating systems) uses a hidden index on hard drives, USB drives, and memory cards. Instead of having to search through the entire drive for a file you request, all it has to do is look it up in the index -- a much faster process.
Unfortunately, if the index is damaged, Windows can no longer find your files, even if the files themselves haven't been corrupted. That's where Recuva comes in.
Unlike Windows, Recuva scans all parts of a drive, looking for the bits that make up your files. If a drive's index has been damaged, chances are other parts of the drive may have been damaged too. Recuva will show you a list of files it has found on the drive, and give you an estimate of the likelihood of success of recovering them.
Similarly, when you format a drive (especially if you use the Quick Format option), Windows erases the hidden index but does not overwrite the existing files until you start saving new data to it. Recuva can still scan the drive's contents to find your files.

DOWNLOAD HERE http://www.piriform.com/recuva


Attached Thumbnails
oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !-reccuva.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #97
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

currently scanning the drives with testdisk.
this is weird- it does identifiy the drive with the name i gave him and amount of disk space left etc..
but still can't find the files
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #98
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
currently scanning the drives with testdisk.
this is weird- it does identifiy the drive with the name i gave him and amount of disk space left etc..
but still can't find the files
try Recuva
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #99
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

right away, sir

recuva couldn't even find those drives...

and testdisk found the drive but couldn't provide a file list - said it's may be damaged.
so how come i saw those same files on ubuntu? this is so confusing
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2010   #100
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozroz View Post
right away, sir

recuva couldn't even find those drives...

and testdisk found the drive but couldn't provide a file list - said it's may be damaged.
so how come i saw those same files on ubuntu? this is so confusing
run ubuntu again and copy the files you find on the other drive to a folder in the sata drive. maybe the drive is so damaged its unrecoverable, it does happen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
My drivers need to be updated?
Here is my Display info; Name: ATI movility Radeon HD 3400 Series DAC Type: Internal DAC(400MHz) Total Memory: 858Mb My games run excellently when played on low or medium quality but aren't doing well on high, Plus they lag when any mods (models, textures, etc..) are added. My...
Graphic Cards
no sound at all, all drivers updated
hi, http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2205/19310672.jpg a few days ago, after a restart of my PC, I didn't get any sound at all, and still dont get it. all my drivers are apdated, realtek, motherboard drivers, graphic driver... i've tried uninstalling and reinstalling realtek driver and...
Sound & Audio
Help...Updated drivers still get BSOD
Attached is my last mini dump. I need some direction on how to repair this... Thanks in advance Jeremy
BSOD Help and Support
Updated ATI drivers
I have to rebuild my machine again.. So I am left with the old problem with ATI drivers. The MB manufacturer still has not put any updated drivers for the chipset/video card. the ones that have are from 2009/08/14. Now I know that ATI has released many new versions since then. Am I wise to...
Drivers
Ati updated drivers
You guys i give you ATi updated drivers... via http://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=39069 (thanks for everyone for reminding me about the 403 error and grim for the link)
Drivers


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 13:48.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App