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Windows 7: Multiple Hard Drive Debacle

13 Jan 2011   #1
Smileypain

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Multiple Hard Drive Debacle

I have an extensive homemade dual boot rig. Windows 7 & Leopard.

Problem on the windows side of the world.

I have four internal sata hard drives and two esata drives.

The problem drive is a seagate barracuda 7200.12 1TB.
The operating system is on a 1.5tb seagate barracuda that is partitioned.

One of the seagate barracuda 1TB internal hard drives will not show up at all in windows while the esata drives are connected and or the other seagate barracuda 1TB drive. The esatas are 1TB fantom drives.

I have no raids the disk simply will not show up. I tried changing it to drive Y so that wouldn't be an issue but still will not mount at all in the presence of the others.

The mac drive, WD, is not an issue.

I have had all the components working for sometime other than this hard drive and simply forgot about it. Cause lets face it setting up a dual with all the pieces working just the way you want takes some time and I was happy without it for a while but now it just irks me.

I have already tried different cables both power and sata.
I have waded around in computer management but no progress.

I mean on the cool side it is like an invisible secret drive Just a real pain to access.

Specs:

DIY Dual Boot
Windows 7 on 1.5GB Barracuda partitioned 420GB
Leopard 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black partitioned 300GB entire disk is mac format
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel i7 920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte EX58-UD5
RAM: 12GB G.SKILL DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple channel
Graphix Card: Sapphire Radeon HD4870 1GB 256 GDDR5
PC Audio: onboard Gigabyte
MAC Audio: SYBA SD-CM-UAUD71 USB Sound Adapter
Acer 22" Widescreen AL2223W Resolution 1680x1050
Hard Drives:
x1 Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA HFSJ
x2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA NTFS
x1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA NTFS
x2 External Fantom G-Force 1 TB 7200 RPM 16MB eSATA x1 NTFS x1 Fat 32
PSU: Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40C, 80Pl
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 ATX Full Tower
CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle


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13 Jan 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

It shows up in manage -> disk management and you cannot assign it a drive letter or it doesn't show up in your system at all? (device manager, etc.) Is it a clone of another drive? Does its serial number in in 007?

Are all of these drives on the same controller? What SATA controller (windows, Intel RST, ...)? Are the eSATA on the same controller and you are using AHCI for hot-swap?

Need more information.

Gene
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14 Jan 2011   #3
Smileypain

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Only shows up in disk management when other drives are not connected.
It does always show up when you right click a drive, then properties, then hardware.
I think that my OS HDD and eSATA HDDs are on a gigabyte controller but not sure.

Not sure how to check controller and my computer will not boot when I switch to AHCI on the PC side.

Thank you for any help you can provide.
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14 Jan 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is your Sata controller set to IDE in BIOS?
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14 Jan 2011   #5
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smileypain View Post
Only shows up in disk management when other drives are not connected.
It does always show up when you right click a drive, then properties, then hardware.
I think that my OS HDD and eSATA HDDs are on a gigabyte controller but not sure.

Not sure how to check controller and my computer will not boot when I switch to AHCI on the PC side.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

my computer-> manage -> device manager

look under ide ata/atapi controllers and what do you see?
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14 Jan 2011   #6
Smileypain

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

They are all on IDE controllers and after a little foolin around I made some progess.
The only hard drive effecting 1TB Seagate Labeled Y: Abyss is a 1TB eSATA Fantom Drive Labeled as Q: WORK HORSE.
WORK HORSE is Formatted Fat32 so at work I can take it between Mac and PC.
This is are how I see my drives in CMOS when they are all connected and powered up.
I will just label hard drive name and description

IDE CHANNEL 0 MASTER H: DATA SEAGATE 1TB
IDE CHANNEL 0 SLAVE C:&E: WINDOWS OS DRIVE SEAGATE 1.5TB
IDE CHANNEL 1 MASTER NONE
IDE CHANNEL 1 SLAVE NONE
IDE CHANNEL 2 MASTER Y: ABYSS SEAGATE 1TB DOESN'T SHOW UP WITH Q: WORK HORSE
IDE CHANNEL 3 MASTER NONE
IDE CHANNEL 4 MASTER Q: WORK HORSE 1TB eSATA FANTOM DRIVE FAT32
IDE CHANNEL 4 SLAVE G: FATMAN 1TB eSATA FANTOM DRIVE NTSC
IDE CHANNEL 5 MASTER NONE
IDE CHANNEL 5 SLAVE NONE

NOTE:
J:&K: MAC OS 1TB WD CAVIER BLACK HFSJ did not show up in CMOS but is always found in windows.

When Q: WORK HORSE is turned off the MAC OS drive takes its place.
IDE CHANNEL 4 MASTER J:&K: MAC OS 1TB WD CAVIER BLACK HFSJ

I hope that made a shred of sense to you guys cause I am stumped.
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15 Jan 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Take a look at page 59 of your manual.
You can download from here:
http://www.gigabyte.lv/products/page...ownload/manual

What is your Sata controller set to?

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