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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not see my hard drive

16 Jul 2011   #1
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 does not see my hard drive

Hi so I just decided to delete my 2 terabyte raid because I need the hard drive for another computer.

On startup I deleted the bios raid.
Changed bios from raid to IDE also tried the ach ( forget what it's called)
Formatted the one and only hard drive I will be using at another computer


So I have read around on the other fourms a bit about this and I have tried some of the things but nothing has worked so far. Windows 7 does not see my hard drive.

Gigabyte x58 a ud7
I7 975
Nvidia 580
Seagate 1 t hard drive

My computer was working fine 10 min ago so of-course it's not hardware related, however I should say although I highly doubt it makes any difference, I burned this windows 7 disc using the windows 7 built in iso burner.

Thank you so much for any help!!!!!!!


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16 Jul 2011   #2
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Can you see it in the device manager?
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16 Jul 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

First clear your BIOS.
Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Than do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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16 Jul 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello tylerman, welcome to Seven Forums!


Here's some additional information in these tutorials linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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16 Jul 2011   #5
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks for everyone's help already! As of right now diskpart is cleaning my disk and I am going through that tutorial. If that does not work I will then reset bios however I would prefer not to because there is a complicated overclock with voltage tweaks that I might mess up.

Also should I have my bios set to ide or achi?

Thanks so much I really appreciate it.
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16 Jul 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

What is the default setting for the Sata controller?
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16 Jul 2011   #7
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

IDE
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16 Jul 2011   #8
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone the diskpart tutorial worked perfectly!!!
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16 Jul 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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17 Jul 2011   #10
tylerman

Win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
hdd shows in diskpart but not my computer???



so what am I doing wrong??

Thanks for any help!!!!
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