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Windows 7: Hard drive not recognized in Windows

02 Oct 2009   #41
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I can probably stay awake for about another hour, so I will be check in on this thread.


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02 Oct 2009   #42
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Well it didn't work. The Main drive is now the C drive which is great. But the other drive still won't show up in windows.

It doesn't make any sense. It was working fine before I reformatted earlier tonight.
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02 Oct 2009   #43
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I still won't show in Disk Management at all


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02 Oct 2009   #44
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Ok.. here's what I would do, and it might take a wee bit of time.. I would disconnect all but your main drive... hopefully its the one with the mbr on it... make sure that it is set to master.. insure that it is connected to the IDE cable in the master position ( the first one ) physically remove all other IDE cables from their respective drives, then reboot. This should force the system to recognize your drive as C.... if you succeed, begin the process of adding your hard drives back one at a time, ... let us know if this helps.... I could be too close to some Bozone ...
Did ya one better. I reformatted for the second time tonight. But bloody windows still won't see the drive. This is killing me.
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02 Oct 2009   #45
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I still won't show in Disk Management at all

Not at all. I can see it in the device manager, i can see it in the bios. But it won't show up in the disk management.
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02 Oct 2009   #46
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

It's the maxtor drive that is the problem.


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02 Oct 2009   #47
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

In the bios is it set for auto detect ?
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02 Oct 2009   #48
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

yes
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02 Oct 2009   #49
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

It just doesn't make sense. When I slave the DVD drive, it works no problem. When I slave this hard drive, windows sees it but can't use it.
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02 Oct 2009   #50
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Could you have a bad ribbon cable or a bent pin on the HD ? Do you have any spare HD ribbon cables to test ?
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