Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Secondary HDD not visible Win7 64bit

20 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Secondary HDD not visible Win7 64bit

Hi everyone,
I recently baught a Clevo Metabox P170EM laptop (the Australian version, i think the US version is by Sager), and it has a 128gb SSD Crucial M4 and a secondary 750gb HDD. I am not actually sure what kind of harddrive it is, all I know is that it is 750gb 7200rpm.

I baught the laptop without an OS, as I had a Win7 disk already, and I had to go into drive management to format the secondary HDD. That all worked fine, I got it up and running, and was copying data across for a day. I also installed a couple of games (Crysis 1 &2, Dragon Age Origins if it matters) and played them from the secondary drive without a hassle.

While playing, I got 122 Windows Updates which required a restart. So I let them install while I worked on clearing up my old laptop.

Next time I booted the new one up, all of the icons for the previous games were blank and the HDD was unavailable. It doesn't show up in My Computer or Disk Management or even the BIOS (is that normal?)

It also seemingly uninstalled some of my drivers - my nvidia GTX 670M wasn't recognised til I reinstalled the driver from the CD. I tried reinstalling every driver but no luck for the HDD.
How do I get access to my secondary HDD?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2012   #2

Mac OS X 10.9

So the BIOS doesn't detect it? If that's the case then it might have disconnected from the laptop it self. The Updates wouldn't have disabled it from the BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Secondary HDD not visible Win7 64bit

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win7 desktop not visible to android devices on LAN
I have little understanding of networking. Until recently all worked according to Hoyle. This Win7 Pro sp1 PC is wired to a TP-Link Archer C9 router. This machine shares on the Homegroup and LAN with another wired Win 7 pc ok but is not visible to any wifi android devices. The second PC shares...
Network & Sharing
Win7 Folder off the visible desktop but is accessible
I have some folders that are not visible on the Desktop, but I can select and open them. Essentially, my computer thinks my screen is wider than it actually is.... For example, I have a folder called "Receipts". I press the letter "R" to move through all the items on my desktop that start with...
General Discussion
Using a secondary drive with 64bit when primary is a 32bit
So earlier this year I constructed my first computer, which I sunk about 2k into and made fantastic :). But, having no experience, I installed a 32 bit Windows 7 OS, thereby limiting my available RAM. Since I am a gamer, this is a bit of an issue. Now I have a new SSD, and I was wondering if I...
Hardware & Devices
Network Visible But Can't Share Xp to Win7
I have a network with 6 XP Pro SP3 systems ans 2- Win7 64 Ultimate systems. I have them set up on a Work Group with all of the same names and print and file sharing enabled. When I look at the network from the network icon I see the groups name and all of the systems are listed. I can share...
Network & Sharing
Win 7 64bit Blue Screen Secondary Processor : Help?
Hi My system has started randomly locking up every now and then. Sometimes going to the blue screen moaning about : "A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor" Win7 64bit
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:34.
Twitter Facebook Google+