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Windows 7: Healthy HD recognized but can't access

26 Dec 2009   #1
Tiapan

Windows 7
 
 
Healthy HD recognized but can't access

Trying to pull data off of an old scsi hd that was originally running in XP. After a clean insatll of windows 7 I can see the drive in device mgr and in disk management it shows the drive as healthy. No drive letter is shown and the file type field is blank. If you right click on the drive everything is grayed out except delete volume. The drive was formatted NTFS in XP and it has files I want so this is a little maddening. It does not show up in windows explorer btw. Hope someone can help. thanks in advance.


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26 Dec 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums.
Attach a drive letter via disk management and you will be able to use and see said drive.

Hope this helps.
Dan
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26 Dec 2009   #3
Tiapan

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Dan but that option is grayed out in the drop down. Th only action that is not grayed out is delete volume.
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26 Dec 2009   #4
Qdos

 

Sounds like your SCSI controller drivers are not working properly...
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26 Dec 2009   #5
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tiapan View Post
Thanks Dan but that option is grayed out in the drop down. Th only action that is not grayed out is delete volume.
Ok,download partition wizard.
Free Download Partition Wizard
Then right click the drive>change drive letter>click apply.

That should do it
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26 Dec 2009   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

What options do you get if you rt click click on Disk1 ( on the left) not on the partition.
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26 Dec 2009   #7
Tiapan

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Sounds like your SCSI controller drivers are not working properly...
Thanks but I have 2 other scsi drives that were recognized without issues. Only difference was they were 36G vs 18G.
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26 Dec 2009   #8
Tiapan

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tiapan View Post
Thanks Dan but that option is grayed out in the drop down. Th only action that is not grayed out is delete volume.
Ok,download partition wizard.
Free Download Partition Wizard
Then right click the drive>change drive letter>click apply.

That should do it
Thanks - I will give that shot. Hope it does the trick...
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27 Dec 2009   #9
Tiapan

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
What options do you get if you rt click click on Disk1 ( on the left) not on the partition.
These are the options that aren't grayed out.

Convert to dynamic disk
Offline
Properties
Help
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27 Dec 2009   #10
Tiapan

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks to all who participated in this issue with a specila thanks to SIW2 for leading me down the convert to dynamic disk path. I did that and was able to read the content on the old scsi drive. I have copied what I need to a new WD 2TB drive and will be retiring my 3 old scsi drives. Again thanks to eveyone. It was greatly appreciated.
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