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Windows 7: Hard Drive not showing up

06 Jun 2015   #1
XDBoy018

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (6.1, Build 6000)
 
 
Hard Drive not showing up

Hello people. I'm new to the forum and the reason was a problem :) :

It all started when I had a Windows 8 PC. I did some customizations tweaks in the 'System32' folder which affected the explorer.exe. Then I tried to rescue it by booting Mint from a flash drive but due to some errors, I decided to change the OS to Ubuntu. Everything was fine but my father disliked it 'cause I erased each and every data while installing . Then he took it to the repair workshop and had Windows 7 installed (which I'm currently using). I had a hard drive of about 128gb. We bought a new hard drive of 500gb (Windows 7 ). But after install, the old HDD did not show up in the 'My computer'. But when I tried booting from a flash drive, it was there and all data was safe ( but not my dad's ). I knew it!.
Now, when I booted again in Windows, it disappeared again. Happens every time. What should I do?

If this was too 'story-ful', then sorry.


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06 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Open Disk Management (computer - right click - manage - disk management) and see if it is listed there, and has a drive letter assigned to it.

Also, if it is Linux formatted Windows won't see it. Hence no drive letter. You can boot into Linux and copy paste the data to Windows disk. Linux can see NTFS (sometimes need to mount the drive)
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07 Jun 2015   #3
XDBoy018

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (6.1, Build 6000)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Open Disk Management (computer - right click - manage - disk management) and see if it is listed there, and has a drive letter assigned to it.

Also, if it is Linux formatted Windows won't see it. Hence no drive letter. You can boot into Linux and copy paste the data to Windows disk. Linux can see NTFS (sometimes need to mount the drive)
It shows up as foreign disk
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07 Jun 2015   #4
XDBoy018

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (6.1, Build 6000)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Open Disk Management (computer - right click - manage - disk management) and see if it is listed there, and has a drive letter assigned to it.

Also, if it is Linux formatted Windows won't see it. Hence no drive letter. You can boot into Linux and copy paste the data to Windows disk. Linux can see NTFS (sometimes need to mount the drive)
Thank you by the way. I assigned a volume and formatted it. Everything's all right!
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07 Jun 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I thought you wanted to recover the data :)
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15 Jun 2015   #6
XDBoy018

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit (6.1, Build 6000)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I thought you wanted to recover the data :)
Nope. But thank you anyways for being my first friend on 7 forums! :P
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