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Windows 7: Missing Hard Drive

02 Mar 2013   #1
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Missing Hard Drive

I just reformatted my computer and discovered that its only showing one hard drive (see screenshot). I have two Seagate HDDs, but I think Windows used one for the system reserved files. Before I reformatted I always had two HDDs showing my my computer, but now there's just the one (C drive).

If anyone can help me fix this I would appreciate it. Thanks!


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02 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

When you reinstalled Windows did you unplug the second hard drive?

When you're installing Windows you want just 1 drive to be connected unless you're doing a RAID which by the looks of it you're not.
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02 Mar 2013   #3
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Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi VK. No, both HDDs were connected when I reformatted.
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02 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

That is why windows created System Reserved partition on 1 drive and installed Windows another drive.
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02 Mar 2013   #5
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Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I found a solution. I'm following the steps on this page here.
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02 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

I would format disk 1 and then unplug it so it won't have system reserved partition when you reinstall Windows. If you're planning on reinstall Windows again.
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02 Mar 2013   #7
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Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Lol...well, reformatting is not something that's ever planned—if you know what I mean. My system had been getting sluggish for a while and then I got CS6. Plus its Saturday and I was bored out of my tree. All these things came together and viola!—good time to reformat :)
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02 Mar 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

CS6 is a big program. Have fun reinstalling Windows 7 . Hope everything works out for you .
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