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Windows 7: One HDD is missing after installing Windows 7

29 Oct 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

He's asking if this 500GB drive thats "missing" is internal or external.


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29 Oct 2009   #12
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

C,D = 1st HDD
E = 2nd HDD
F=DVD-ROM (??)
G = External HDD

So if the missing HDD exist it will be F and your DVD ROM will be G and External HDD H.

I feel this missing HDD somehow might have gotten dismounted or 'ejected'?
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29 Oct 2009   #13
hesa80

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

missing HDD is internal.

I disconnected HDD's reconected and restarted. Now another internal 500GB is missing!!!! Help!!!
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29 Oct 2009   #14
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Whoa, its getting worse, so now BOTH your 500GB HDD's are missing?
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29 Oct 2009   #15
hesa80

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, sry guys. One 500GB is here. One is missing, and now only C: partition of 250GB is listed the other is not
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29 Oct 2009   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do I gather that we are talking about an external disk. If yes, it is most likely a driver problem. As an easy exercises, unplug and then replug the USB cable. Maybe the system finds the driver. If that does not work, go to the manufacturers website and see whether you can download and install the proper driver. During driver installation I would keep the disk unplugged.
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29 Oct 2009   #17
hesa80

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No. its internal. When i go to cmd and do list disk it shows only one hdd 500GB, but my windows is installed on 250GB!!!???
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29 Oct 2009   #18
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Whoa, its getting worse, so now BOTH your 500GB HDD's are missing?
I'd say do it again, lets see if your C:\ goes
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29 Oct 2009   #19
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What is your SATA setting in BIOS?
IDE, SATA, RAID or ?

Check Device Manager and see what is listed for the Storage Controller.

Right click the controller listed under 'Storage Controller', check the Driver tab get the version, then the Resources tab and see if there are any conflicts.

Let us know what you find.
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29 Oct 2009   #20
hesa80

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I took new SATA cable and connected to my HDD whihch was not showing up and to another connection on motherboard. Now its function. Thx for help guys.
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