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Windows 7: Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

10 Feb 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit

Screenshot if it helps. I'll look into Partition Wizard.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP


When you delete all partitions on multiple HD's but install on DISK2 it places the System boot files into a System Reserved Partition on the first HD. This is why I suggested you unplug all other HD's.

I would move the target HD to Disk0 slot, unplug all others and clean reinstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2012   #13

W7 Pro, W7 Ult, W7 Enterprise

And then do a secure erase on all those other disks because he has a real mess on his hands as it is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Feb 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit

Partition Wizard did the trick. Thanks for the advice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Unable to assign drive letter to newly installed SATA drive.

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