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Windows 7: HDD is Missing

22 Jul 2009   #21
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vinny993 View Post
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.
From acronis is the disk "active"?


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22 Jul 2009   #22
vinny993

Windows 7
 
 

No i dont think it's active as my other hdd in the flag section seems to say pri,act, so i guess thats active but it does not say anything for the tera hdd
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22 Jul 2009   #23
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vinny993 View Post
No i dont think it's active as my other hdd in the flag section seems to say pri,act, so i guess thats active but it does not say anything for the tera hdd
Can you set as active?
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22 Jul 2009   #24
vinny993

Windows 7
 
 

No it looks like all I can do is create,copy or recover partitions
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22 Jul 2009   #25
Antman

 

The only guaranteed way you can recover the data is if you have the partner disk(s) from the dynamic array. There is no file table on the disk you have.

In NT5, there was a possible solution, contained solely within the OS (if you were willing to lose the data), but I do not find any the necessary reg keys in 7. See MS System or Boot Disk Listed as Dynamic Unreadable in Disk Management

If there is data you want to recover, the solution is one path. If you just want to make the disk usable, there is another path. Let us know which condition applies. Certainly one our esteemed colleagues can take the ball from here. I am going to sleep now. If you don't have a solution by the time I get back, we can proceed.
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25 Oct 2009   #26
JoeyTerrifying

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi guys there is the simple fix from this forum, i had the same prob, just registered to tell you =]

Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix
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