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Windows 7: hdd showing in Computer but not in device manager

03 Dec 2009   #11
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Did you try the rescan option in disk management :
Open Disk Management. Click Action and then click Rescan Disks. Right-click any disk marked Foreign, click Import Foreign Disks, and then follow the instructions on your screen.


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04 Dec 2009   #12
Obsedian

windows 7 x64 Home premium - Clean install
 
 

Sorry but rescan didn't show it. My fear is if the "Q" drive persists then I won't be able to install the final release of Office 2010 when the trial version expires and if it continues to insist on creating a "Q" drive. As I mentioned earlier the letter "Q" does not show in the dropdown list of available letters in disk management, yet it doesn't show any "Q" drives. Unless I get rid of "Q" I am left with the following options:

1) Uninstall office 2010. Looking at many posts of uninstalling office 2010 I don't feel quite comfortable that it will work and may possibly corrupt my installation.

2) Go back to a previous restore point/backup prior to office 2010 and forget about office 2010 until Microsoft gets its act right. I don't trust the install/uninstall of office 2010 after what I had to endure. Thats one primary area Microsoft should focus on.

3) Clean reinstall of windows 7 and forget about office 2010 until Microsoft gets it acts right. I don't trust the install/uninstall of office 2010 after what I had to endure. Thats one primary area Microsoft should focus on.

4) Wait and hope for a quick fix via registry change from senior members of this forum. I exhausted all possible methods known to me. I don't like options 2 and 3 because all the work I have done since intalling windows 7 will be trashed. A total waste of time. I am also considering going back to XP. So far windows 7 has been a total disappointment.

Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
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04 Dec 2009   #13
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Firstly, dont worry about trashing your work its peace of mind you need - I would try (2) firstly than (3) if that doesn't work, lastly you could wait for more reply's it depends on your needs.
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05 Dec 2009   #14
andyc7454

windows 7
 
 

well I tried to do a clean install of windows 7 booting from disk . and it comes up saying it cannot find any drives. Do you think that I have possibly court a VIRUS.I have don chkdsk and no issue
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05 Dec 2009   #15
Obsedian

windows 7 x64 Home premium - Clean install
 
 

Thanks Whest. Your post had a good calming effect on me. I was about to freak out and do irreparable damage to my puter. The restore from a backup did work and I got rid of the drive "Q" and Office 2010. Good riddance. Things are back to normal.
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05 Dec 2009   #16
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Andy, have you scanned your system - dont tell me your running windows without ant-virus Program? You have to check your hardware there is something wrong with that 1TB drive if it isnt a Virus.
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06 Dec 2009   #17
andyc7454

windows 7
 
 
issue resolved

Ok I finaly resoved the issue with pain. I had to re partition my hard drive with the samsung disk manager. since windows 7 with clean install, partitioned my hard drive wrong and set the start cycle at 80 instead of 4 which it should have been. have re-installed XP again and now everything works fine again .As for anti-virus never needed it. Until I moved to greece, but never needed one spam filter or popup blocker is what i need the most.
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06 Dec 2009   #18
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Great you fixed it, I was having trouble with it - not enough to focus on. A word on the antivirus - you can pick up viruses on reputable sites eg. myspace and gaming sites - you should install antivirus, anti malware software, I thought exactly the same as you, but its a mythe, sooner or later they appear.
This is what I would recommend - microsofts latest free anti-virus malware combo - install, and that's it, all yours $0 :
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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