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Windows 7: Hard drive not recognized in Windows

02 Oct 2009   #51
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

I actually just swapped out the ribbon and tested that. no dice. There are no bent pins on the hard drive either. argh! shoot me now. hehe


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02 Oct 2009   #52
DocBrown

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

Almost sounds like the drive is not initializing during power up. Is the power connecter plugged intight ?
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02 Oct 2009   #53
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

yup, as tight as she will go!
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02 Oct 2009   #54
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

I'm going to buy a ide-sata adapter tomorrow and give that a go I guess. It just doesn't make sense at all.
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02 Oct 2009   #55
DocBrown

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

Do you have another computer you can test it in to see if it works there as a slave HD ?
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02 Oct 2009   #56
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Nope. I'm running on the one computer right now.
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02 Oct 2009   #57
DocBrown

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

I would disconnect it for tonight, let the new Win7 install, run all night , then re-connect the HD in the morning to see what happens.

Tomorrow is Guru Friday here on SevenForums. We will get the whole gang looking at this for ideas. WE never give up easily. 1am here so off to bed. check in tomorrow.


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02 Oct 2009   #58
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Sounds good. Thanks again for all your ideas!
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02 Oct 2009   #59
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Don't know if this will help but, just noticed these threads.

Help needed, can't get NEW hard drive to be recognized

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When I run Disk Management, I do not see the drive, well, I do see a Disk 1 Dynamic with a yellow triangle and explanation point, it says foreign.

If you click on my link and look at the computer management, you can't see my hard drive, or maybe that's it, the one that says foreign, when I click on any of the OTHER hard drives, it gives me the option to change drive letter, when I click on the foreign, I get this options, none are change drive letter.. The only optins when clicking the FOREIGN are Import Foreign Disk, Convert to Basic Disk, Offline, Properties and Help.... that's it, no change drive letter.

Got it, it's right click, IMPORT FOREIGN DISK.
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It's in the Disk Management Help file:

Another similar thread.

Windows 7 not seeing Hard Drive

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If anyone is getting the same issue look in Device Manager and check if the Drive is enabled - for some weird reason Windows 7 disabled my Hard drive :S
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Press the Start Button > Right click on "Computer" the select "Manage" > Under the System Tools category select "Device Manager" > Under the Disk Drives section check if there are any drives with a downward arrow next to them if so then right click on the selected drive an select "Enable"

The drive should then pop up in Computer, if not I would suggest looking in Disk Management which is located in the Storage section of Computer Management and then assign it a drive letter.

Hope this helps
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02 Oct 2009   #60
TheSpiderX

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for that. I did see that thread last night. Unfortunately my hard drive is enabled and windows still won't see the bugger.
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