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Windows 7: scsi Harddrive not showing up

03 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
scsi Harddrive not showing up

i have win 7 32 bit and i just installed an old adaptec scsi 29160 pci controller and a scsi seagate cheetah hard drive.

at first win 7 couldn't find drivers for it, but after messing around while reading forums it was able to find a driver via device manager. it now shows fully functional.

but, i cant find my scsi hard drive that is connected to the scsi card. im booting win 7 on an ide drive separate from my scsi card.

this is a separate question, but i want to clone my separate ide drive with win 7 onto the scsi drive, and made a system repair disk and system image to do it. but, it doesnt recognize the scsi hd when i booted the comp using the repair disk and tried to system image restore. im not sure how to go on now, so any help? thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

This is just a wild guess, but, it could be that your BIOS has it disable.

Mine is disabled because SATA is sometimes preferred over RAID.

I think that RAID is older than SATA.

If your computer was manufactured within the last 2 or 3 years, it will use SATA instead of RAID.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jan 2010   #3

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

Control Panel - administrative tools - computer management - disk management.
Have you been to diskmanagement and checked the status of the drive there, it may need a drive letter assigned to it, it many need to be initialised, you can rescan in actions etc - the help there is quite good also - for the quick menu right click the drive - there are 2 places you can click, where it says disk0, disk1 etc or to the right, both have some different options.
Post back if you solve it, or dont - Im always interested.
Below is the help for adding new drives:

Move Disks to Another Computer[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

This section describes the steps to take and considerations associated with moving disks to another computer. You might want to print this procedure or write down the steps before attempting to move disks from one computer to another.
Backup Operator or Administrator is the minimum membership required to perform these steps.
Verify volume health
Use Disk Management to make sure the status of the volumes on the disks is Healthy. If the status is not Healthy, you should repair the volumes before you move the disks.
To verify the volume status, check the Status column in the Volume List view or under the volume size and file system information in the Graphical view.
Uninstall the disks
Uninstall the disks you want to move using Device Manager.
To uninstall disks
Open Device Manager in Computer Management.
In the device list, double-click Disk drives.
Right-click the disks you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.
In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
Remove dynamic disks
If the disks you want to move are dynamic disks, in Disk Management, right-click the disks that you want to move, and then click Remove Disk.
After having removed dynamic disks or if you are moving basic disks, you can now physically disconnect them. If the disks are external, you can now unplug them from the computer. If they are internal, turn off the computer, and then physically remove the disks.
Install disks in the new computer
If the disks are external, plug them into the computer. If the disks are internal, make sure the computer is turned off and then physically install the disks in that computer.
Start the computer that contains the disks you moved and follow the instructions on the Found New Hardware dialog box.
Detect new disks
On the new computer, 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.
Additional considerations
When moved to another computer, basic volumes receive the next available drive letter on that computer. Dynamic volumes retain the drive letter they had on the previous computer. If a dynamic volume did not have a drive letter on the previous computer, it does not receive a drive letter when moved to another computer. If the drive letter is already used on the computer where they are moved, the volume receives the next available drive letter. If an administrator has used the mountvol /n or the diskpart automount commands to prevent new volumes from being added to the system, volumes moved from another computer are prevented from being mounted and from receiving a drive letter. To use the volume, you must manually mount the volume and assign it a drive letter using Disk Management or the DiskPart and mountvol commands.

If you are moving spanned, striped, mirrored, or RAID-5 volumes, it is highly recommended that you move all disks containing the volume together. Otherwise, the volumes on the disks cannot be brought online and will not be accessible except to delete them.

You can move multiple disks from different computers to a computer by installing the disks, opening Disk Management, right-clicking any of the new disks, and then clicking Import Foreign Disks. When importing multiple disks from different computers, always import all of the disks from one computer at a time. For example, if you want to move disks from two computers, import disks from the first computer and then import disks from the second computer.

Disk Management describes the condition of the volumes on the disks before they are imported. Review this information carefully. If there are any problems, this will tell you what will happen to each volume on these disks once the disks have been imported.

If you move a GUID partition table disk containing the Windows operating system to an x86-based or x64-based computer, you can access the data, but you cannot boot from that operating system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

im fairly confused, but thanks for the general help. i went to disk management as suggested, but couldnt find my scsi disk there even after rescanning.

i havent checked the bios yet but will soon. my bios did recognize it though last time i checked, but not sure if its disabled.

still not too sure what to do, and appreciate the help. the "help" guide is somewhat confusing already as i cant find what to do if my drive isnt listed, though i was pointed to something like cmd> DiskPart (not too sure what that does.)

edit: nvm, i have it listed on my computer now. it was a stupid reason why it wasnt... but anyways, now i need to clone it with my C: drive. hopefully it'll be recognized when using system image repair.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2016   #5

Windows 7 Prof

I have the same issue now. It would be nice if the stupid mistake was described. I could be making the same mistake.
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