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Windows 7: Cannot access second hard drive

17 Feb 2012   #1
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Cannot access second hard drive

Since I've reinstalled Windows and upgraded my motherboard, graphics card etc, my computer hasn't been able to see my other harddrive when it could before..
How do I make it accessible again?


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17 Feb 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

"hasn't been able to see my other harddrive" where??

In the BIOS?

In Windows Explorer?

In Windows Disk Management?
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17 Feb 2012   #3
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try going into bios and make sure the drive is set to Auto or Enable.
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17 Feb 2012   #4
DemonNecron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Was it a split partition like a C and D drive? Or a separate hard drive altogether?
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17 Feb 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Check the wiring.
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18 Feb 2012   #6
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
"hasn't been able to see my other harddrive" where??

In the BIOS?

In Windows Explorer?

In Windows Disk Management?
I can't see it in Windows Explorer, but I think I can see it in Device Manager, I'm not sure :C
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18 Feb 2012   #7
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DemonNecron View Post
Was it a split partition like a C and D drive? Or a separate hard drive altogether?
They are 2 separate drives
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18 Feb 2012   #8
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Check the wiring.
It is all wired correctly, I just can't get it to show up in Windows explorer.. i think I can see it in the device manager, but i am not sure :S
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18 Feb 2012   #9
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inaniloquent View Post
I can't see it in Windows Explorer, but I think I can see it in Device Manager, I'm not sure :C
Try to do it, and try attaching the screenshot of the Disk Management
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18 Feb 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Please upload a screenshot of your expanded disk management layout.

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