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Windows 7: New Win 7 Laptop setup doesn't "See" 2nd Internal HD

21 May 2017   #1
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
New Win 7 Laptop setup doesn't "See" 2nd Internal HD

I just started from scratch on a Toshiba Satellite P875-S7201 laptop. It has two internal Hard Drive Ports, one that I used with a SanDisk SSD for installing the Windows 7 Ultimate Op system. The other has a WD Internal 1TB Drive sold as compatible with Win 8, 7, Vista, or XP. I have confirmed the driver is installed.

Many software applications can see this Hard Drive, including parts of Win 7,but when I look for it in the Windows 7 Computer Directory so I could write to it, it is not there. My intention was to place the Win 7 Operating System on the SSD and install the applications, Documents, Music, and other libraries to the additional Hard Disk.


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21 May 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #1
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Windows 7 Extreme Op system
Never heard of this. What is it?

Jack
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21 May 2017   #3
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry, I meant Ultimate...
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21 May 2017   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete this tutorial by Golden so we can have a look.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
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21 May 2017   #5
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

This may shed some light on my problem. Disk 0 is the SSD, Disk 1 is the #2 internal 1TB Drive.


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21 May 2017   #6
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is Disk Management shot . . .


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21 May 2017   #7
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

More Info


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22 May 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Give this tutorial by Brink a good slow read.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk - Windows 7 Help Forums


Jack
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22 May 2017   #9
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Wilco. And, thanks for your assistance.
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22 May 2017   #10
FirstShirt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

By the way, this is a brand new disk and I have not yet formatted it. Might that be the problem?
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