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Windows 7: Windows 7 second hardrive not recognized

07 Aug 2009   #1
Juggernaut118

Windows 7 RC and Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 second hardrive not recognized

I am dual booting with Windows 7 RC and Windows XP Pro. In XP my second hard drive is seen but not in Windows 7. I tried looking in Device manager and it is not listed. I tried looking in Disc Manager and it is not listed. I also tried using Disk manager in XP to format the drive and changed the drive letter to Z and still it's not showing up. Any ideas?


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07 Aug 2009   #2
TGSoldier

 
 

What kind of hdd is it.

And is it sata/ide?
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07 Aug 2009   #3
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juggernaut118 View Post
I am dual booting with Windows 7 RC and Windows XP Pro. In XP my second hard drive is seen but not in Windows 7. I tried looking in Device manager and it is not listed. I tried looking in Disc Manager and it is not listed. I also tried using Disk manager in XP to format the drive and changed the drive letter to Z and still it's not showing up. Any ideas?
Did you formatted it to NTFS?
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07 Aug 2009   #4
Juggernaut118

Windows 7 RC and Windows XP
 
 

My main drive is a 1 terabyte WD Black my second drive, that is not showing up, is a Hitachi Deskstar 160 gig 7200 rpm serial ata. And it is formatted in NTFS
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07 Aug 2009   #5
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
What kind of hdd is it.

And is it sata/ide?
Specs: Hard Drives 1 Terabyte WD Black 160 gig hitachi
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07 Aug 2009   #6
Juggernaut118

Windows 7 RC and Windows XP
 
 

I don't know what would have changed but after waking my computer from sleep mode windows found new hardware and installed the hard drive. Thanks for the help anyway guys.
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07 Aug 2009   #7
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Juggernaut118 View Post
I don't know what would have changed but after waking my computer from sleep mode windows found new hardware and installed the hard drive. Thanks for the help anyway guys.
What is your opinion of the terabyte hard drive? What chance have you of filling it up any time soon?

Robert
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07 Aug 2009   #8
Juggernaut118

Windows 7 RC and Windows XP
 
 

I like the drive. The speed increase is noticeable and it's quiet. I have filled 300 gigs of the drive so far. Every hard drive I've bought over the years I thought I would never fill, but programs just keep getting larger and I keep collecting files, next thing I know I'm buying another. So the short answer is yeah I think I will fill it after a couple years.
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08 Aug 2009   #9
Juggernaut118

Windows 7 RC and Windows XP
 
 

I rebooted my computer and the hard drive isn't showing up again I don't know what to think now.
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08 Aug 2009   #10
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Could be your system boots so fast, the bios have no time to recognise the drive.
(or the drive reports so slow to Bios)

Go into bios and look for disk wait states or something similar.
Warning! Not memory waitstates, that's completely other matter.

If you are reluctant to enter the bios or unsure, post your mainboards brand and type.
I will look for the manual and tell you what to do.

greetz.
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