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Windows 7: IDE hard drive not recognized

01 Nov 2009   #21
TyMyShew

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Haha I wouldn't say that I'm "happy" as I still haven't converted it to Basic (haven't had time yet). It was "offline", as Whest said, but would only allow me to convert it to Dynamic drive. I assume it was already in Basic but was not showing or allowed me to do anything. Now that I converted it into Dynamic, I am able to see the HDD as it was: a file dump. I'm able to access things and do things with it. Looks good so far but yes, I'll try to convert it to Basic once I get time. And I'm not sure what this SATA/PATA is about (unless PATA = IDE?)


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01 Nov 2009   #22
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Yes Pata = IDE
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02 Nov 2009   #23
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TyMyShew View Post
...And I'm not sure what this SATA/PATA is about (unless PATA = IDE?)
Yes... PATA is Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment... see this thread: SATA vs. PATA HDD's
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03 Nov 2009   #24
goats

win 7
 
 

mayt be foramt it and then use wild guess helped me
using other computer save ur data and format
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05 Nov 2009   #25
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

I found it in help what happened but it only explains it in brief - it automatically converts it to a dynamic drive - so your ok to go - I think its do with the original setup with the hard drive - so you can rest easy .
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06 Nov 2009   #26
TyMyShew

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whest View Post
I found it in help what happened but it only explains it in brief - it automatically converts it to a dynamic drive - so your ok to go - I think its do with the original setup with the hard drive - so you can rest easy .
You mean, what I did was "automatic"? Actually, I still don't get it, haha. So it's okay to not switch it to Basic?
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06 Nov 2009   #27
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

I think so, but if you want to find out you could try to, as long as the options not greyed out you can for sure.
I just found out the solution i think as to why this happened - your disk was a dynamic disk originally :

A dynamic disk may become Missing when it is corrupted, powered down, or disconnected.
A dynamic disk may become Offline if it is corrupted or intermittently unavailable. A dynamic disk may also become Offline if you attempt to import a foreign (dynamic) disk and the import fails. An error icon appears on the Offline disk. Only dynamic disks display the Missing or Offline status.
Only dynamic disks can be reactivated.
Backup Operator or Administrator is the minimum membership required to perform these steps.
Reactivating a missing or offline dynamic disk
Using the Windows interface :
To reactivate a dynamic disk by using the Windows interface
In Disk Management, right-click the disk marked Missing or Offline.
Click Reactivate Disk. The disk should be marked Online after the disk is reactivated
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07 Nov 2009   #28
TyMyShew

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Interesting. That does make sense (in how I "reactivated it") but curious as to why my drive was originally a dynamic (if it's sole purpose is a file dump). Thanks!
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20 Nov 2009   #29
djpurity

Windows7 on desktop & Vista on laptop
 
 

I am having the same issues with my IDE drive in combo with 2 SATA-3g drives. The IDE drive, which is 300GB and was fully functional in my old system, now doesn't work under Windows 7.

However, in my computer, the drive DOES show up, as drive G, labeled Local Disk. When I right-click it, as file system it is blank, and there are no details for the drive. But in the post screen while booting, it lists all the harddrives and their formatting, and it lists this drive as formatted FAT32.

In my BIOS I do have a SATA/RAID/AHCI and I just leave it as SATA (or it may be AUTO). But to enable both IDE and SATA would I need to enable AHCI? It appears we are both having the same problem, but on different drives, so the answer should solve it for both of us, although he can't see his drive in My Computer... I can. Although it doesn't appear to have any formatting in the properties option.
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20 Nov 2009   #30
djpurity

Windows7 on desktop & Vista on laptop
 
 
SO What does THIS mean?

Here is what I did:
I went into COMPUTER and there were all the drives. The IDE drive is G: Local Drive. If I click on it, it asks if I want to format it. Well, if I right click it, it brings up properties, and click that.
Then I went to the Hardware tab, and selected the drive from the list. Then I clicked Properties.
Then under the Volume tab, it shows nothing, so I click POPULATE.
It brings up another window for the drive, where I click Volume tab and it's also blank so I press POPULATE again and I get results:


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