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Windows 7: HDD is Missing

22 Jul 2009   #11
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vinny993 View Post
Thanks for the reply ken,
It does not show up at all in Disk Management Just in Device manager and the bios. I had the hdd working with xp and it worked fine. I just upgraded to Windows 7 today and thats when the problem came up.
Are you sure about that?

Isn't there a drive in diskmanagment without any drive letter?
If there is a drive without letter you can right click and add it.

If there isn't a blank drive there, it could be hidden.

You would need "Acronis Diskdirector 10", or another drive app to make it visible.

Hope this helps.

greetz


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22 Jul 2009   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Acronis actually might not be a bad idea. there is a free trial I believe

Ken
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22 Jul 2009   #13
vinny993

Windows 7
 
 

sorry zidane about the name, i tried what you suggested but no go I am afraid.
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22 Jul 2009   #14
vinny993

Windows 7
 
 

i will definitally try that app thanks all I will let you know how it goes.
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22 Jul 2009   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You could try this freebie -

Partition Wizard is a Windows based FREE Partition Manager. It works as partition magic and supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 server and Windows 7. FREE for Home and Business user.

If Partition Wizard can't see the drive, d/l Gparted .iso, burn to cd ( don't format the cd).

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpar...3.iso/download

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

Boot the Parted cd - it stops 3 times to ask about keybosrd settings, etc - just press enter.

That should see it - it may be seen as Raw.
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22 Jul 2009   #16
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vinny993 View Post
sorry zidane about the name, i tried what you suggested but no go I am afraid.
Well damn...I figured I could get it to redetect...go ahead and try acronis like Ken and the others said
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22 Jul 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

One thing came to mind.

I believe acronis won't work under 64bits.

If you are running 64bits, google for "free partioner x64" or maybe the one SIW2 mentioned will work under 64bits.

If you are under 32bits, acronis is fine.

After installing acronis, I recommend making a acronis boot cd instead of using it under windows.
It's more stable.
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22 Jul 2009   #18
Antman

 

A simple magic trick - uninstall from device manager. Reboot is best, or just go straight to Detect new hardware. Quick, easy, no risk, works occassionally.

But it won't help find dynamic disks
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22 Jul 2009   #19
vinny993

Windows 7
 
 

It's showing up with acronis as a dynamic disk, can i use this to recover the data on the hdd or do i have to reformat?

Thanks for all the help so far.
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22 Jul 2009   #20
vinny993

Windows 7
 
 

I tried that a few times Antman but no joy, thanks for the input tho.
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