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Windows 7: Can't see HD

25 Apr 2011   #1
MichaelNewmann

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't see HD

I did a fresh install of Windows 7 ultimate x64 today. Everything seems fine but looks like one partition or hard drive is missing. Where can I make the third partition or hd visible? I'll attach screenshots so you'll get a better idea what I'm talking about.




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25 Apr 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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25 Apr 2011   #3
MichaelNewmann

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for your reply. I'm not so familiar with disk management. I followed the tutorial and for some reason I can't add a disk or change the letter. Check out my screenshot.

Sorry if I seem stupid but I'm very dumb when it comes to hard disks.


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25 Apr 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Try "rescan disks" from the action menu of disk management.
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25 Apr 2011   #5
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Click on the Drive 1 area, not on the partitions on Disk 1 and select initialize disk. then you should be able to assign drive letters to those partitions.
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25 Apr 2011   #6
MichaelNewmann

Windows Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
Try "rescan disks" from the action menu of disk management.
I tried "rescan disks" with no change in the situation.

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Click on the Drive 1 area, not on the partitions on Disk 1 and select initialize disk. then you should be able to assign drive letters to those partitions.
Am I missing something, I can't find initialize disk anywhere. When I right clicked disk 1, the following list is showed.


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25 Apr 2011   #7
nman1701

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can't see my second hard drive

Computer see my second hard drive after I installed Windows 7 Pro 64. Device manager sees it. What's up with this? Looking at Mike's problem, I wonder where computer management is and how I might fix this situation. Help!
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25 Apr 2011   #8
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nman1701 View Post
Computer see my second hard drive after I installed Windows 7 Pro 64. Device manager sees it. What's up with this? Looking at Mike's problem, I wonder where computer management is and how I might fix this situation. Help!

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26 Apr 2011   #9
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

You can easily get to Diskmgmt by Start -> Run -> DISKMGMT.MSC

Also, maximize the window to be able to see everything. Then, spread the columns in the upper part of the display, so that you see all the text and numerical values in each column. The default column widths do not show everything and posting screenshots with non-visible data is not as helpful as having everything that's there appear in the posted screenshot.

Anyway, it looks like the two partitions on your first hard drive are properly lettered, C and D.

The second drive's large 287GB primary partition is your current problem, and you want to give it a drive letter. Since you already have two CD/DVD drives and they are E and F, do you want to give this 287GB drive a letter of G? That's one way to go, of course.

Or, you can reassign drive letters for your two CD/DVD drives (making them F and G, for example) and then assigning E to the 287GB partition on the second hard drive.

Up to you. Any of this is possible, and under your complete control.

To change/assign a drive letter to a given CD/DVD drive, or to a hard drive partition, click on it. In the case of the hard drive partition, click on that partition (making it cross-hatched, thus selected). Then right-click on it to get the popup menu, and select "change drive letter and paths...".



You'll then get a new window allowing you to push the "change" button to change or assign an available drive letter. If you don't like the presented default letter, just click on the down-arrow and pick another letter from what's available.



If you push the CHANGE button, you can then do what you want... to assign the suggested letter or pick another one.



Again, if you want to make this 287GB partition E, then you'll first have to reassign your two CD/DVD drives E and F... or at least just the one which is currently E, giving it another letter (say G) and then giving the new 287GB hard drive partition E.

It's all up to you. Left-click on the 287GB partition, right-click and select "change drive letter and paths..." and follow the wizard.
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26 Apr 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you used a 3rd Party Partitioning app on the drive?
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