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Windows 7: Won't Recognize Hard Drive

06 Aug 2010   #1
okami 11x

Win7 Pro - 64bit
 
 
Won't Recognize Hard Drive

So I have this issue where my 500gb SATA hard drive isn't seen by Win 7 (running 64 bit Pro).

The thing is, when I installed it (from what I can remember) it saw the 500gb hdd even though it wouldn't allow me to install on it.

I've tried different SATA ports on my MOBO and nothing. It's not a huge deal since I have an external 500gb but I'd rather use up the internal before. Plus it'd be nice to know what's currently on the internal one.


So any ideas on what I can do next to get it working?


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06 Aug 2010   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Perhaps you need to install the SATA driver for that drive? Check the manufacturers web site.
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06 Aug 2010   #3
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

By "not seen", where specifically are you not seeing it? Is it not listed in diskmgmt? Is it not listed in diskpart / list disk? Or is it just not listed in Explorer or the shell?
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Adrian

 
Disk Manager

Your issue stems from the fact that the newly installed HDD has not been assigned a letter by your operationg system.
Review the attached image where you will see the newly installed HDD and assign it a drive letter.


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07 Aug 2010   #5
okami 11x

Win7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for replying back...I actually broke the first rule of troubleshooting.

First thing you always do is check to see if it's plugged in...and it wasn't

It's being read by Win 7 now and now I get the fun of backing those files to my external...whoo D:
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07 Aug 2010   #6
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by okami 11x View Post
Thanks everyone for replying back...I actually broke the first rule of troubleshooting.

First thing you always do is check to see if it's plugged in...and it wasn't

It's being read by Win 7 now and now I get the fun of backing those files to my external...whoo D:
Good show, issue resolved.
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07 Aug 2010   #7
okami 11x

Win7 Pro - 64bit
 
 

@Adrian

How do I mark this thread as resolved?
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07 Aug 2010   #8
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by okami 11x View Post
@Adrian

How do I mark this thread as resolved?
Done,
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07 Aug 2010   #9
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by okami 11x View Post
Thanks everyone for replying back...I actually broke the first rule of troubleshooting.

First thing you always do is check to see if it's plugged in...and it wasn't

It's being read by Win 7 now and now I get the fun of backing those files to my external...whoo D:
+1 Rep...
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07 Aug 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by okami 11x View Post
Thanks everyone for replying back...I actually broke the first rule of troubleshooting.

First thing you always do is check to see if it's plugged in...and it wasn't

It's being read by Win 7 now and now I get the fun of backing those files to my external...whoo D:
Been there and done that!
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