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Windows 7: Adding second HD

18 Jul 2010   #1

Adding second HD

Hi all and good morning

I added a second HD and rebooted win7. computer did not reconize second HD ( I knew It wouldnt) restarted computer hitting f2 to go into setup, scrolled down to drivers tried to turn on second HD, I get a message that says its (LOCKED) asking for a password?? the only password I remember getting was in the install process and that password dosent work?? what is the default password??
or how to change the one I don't know???LOL

I tried every passdword I could remember nothing works,and NO i dide't make a password back-up disk, I didn't know it could be done until reading before posing this question!!

Other than that today being our 40th wedding anniversary everything is GREAT!!!


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18 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

uhmm have you seen the drive on system when booted ?

and did you adjust the boot settings and sata in bios ?

and also in order to use a raw drive when booted has to be formated first then it will be usable maybe that is why it is locked because i never heard of you needing a password unless you have a boot password

also the password thing might be case sensitive
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18 Jul 2010   #3


(uhmm have you seen the drive on system when booted ?) NO it diden't show??
tried the case sensitive thing Its got me baffled?
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18 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

have you tryed to boot that drive in front of the main drive to maybe get a promt ?

im not sure if that would work but i would try anything at this point if that doesn't work i would go the the hdd maker site and read up on how this hdd is supposed to be set up

is this sata 1 or 2 and does your mainboard support any of those ?

what is the hdd drive make too i will look up the issue and see if i can come up with something

maybe type the password of the admin ? log on ?????
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18 Jul 2010   #5


Yes both HD are sata and I think the brand is baracoda 160 gig I'm not home right know at(work)!!
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18 Jul 2010   #6

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Is the HD showing in BIOS?

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18 Jul 2010   #7


Is the HD showing in BIOS? ( Yes but its turned off sorry about that )
Disk management only shows C, ,A drives
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18 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

ok i know i had to do this before im using barracuda it is not a password you need you need to go to installed hardware right click on the drive with the caution mark on it then from there go to properties and you should be able to enable the drive and make it show up

i knew this sounded familliar i had the same type situation but you unlock it after you already have booted then you click on the caution then the list of things you can do will be in properties
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18 Jul 2010   #9


I will try that when I get Home Thanks to all and I will let you know what happened!
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18 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

good luck i hope this solves the issue
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