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Ok so i just changed processors from an AMD to an Intel and my Computer crashed so I reinstalled My OS Windows 7 x64. Everythings good now except one thing, My secondary 1 TB hard drive is plugged in and all but I dont know how to get my computer to recognize the hard drive without having to format it as I have tons of important things that I cannot lose on there. If someone could help me out it would be much abilged.
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Check the port is enabled in the BIOS or look into buying a HDD dock to extract the important data. usually adding a HDD to the system required a reformat in many cases.

Or go to admin tools, computer management, disc management and assign a drive letter/path to the correct HDD and that should let you recognise and access it. (Do at your own risk)
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Hey Im really somewhat of a noob with configuration of hard drives or what not. Do you have a guide or a video I could follow, cause i really cant lose these files
    
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click start
type admin tools
press enter
select computer management
select disc manager within computer management
select the drive space
right click
go on assign letter or path, something like that
done

(Again, do at your own risk)
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I had the same problem a week ago. Just do what the guy said above (i recall it being called "import drive" or something like that when you right click the letter of yor drive) and it works great.
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Originally Posted by Maich View Post

I had the same problem a week ago. Just do what the guy said above (i recall it being called "import drive" or something like that when you right click the letter of yor drive) and it works great.

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Originally Posted by jakeafee View Post

Do you have a guide or a video I could follow, cause i really cant lose these files

I'll just toss this in there too:

Back up your important data =)
    
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I'll just toss this in there too:
Back up your important data =)

How can he if he can't access it? Or have i misunderstood?
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How can he if he can't access it? Or have i misunderstood?

It isn't a solution to his current problem, I was just advocating that he back up his data.

You should never be in the situation to say "I can't mess this up, it is my only copy of important things."
    
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It isn't a solution to his current problem, I was just advocating that he back up his data.
You should never be in the situation to say "I can't mess this up, it is my only copy of important things."

Oh i thought you were telling him to back up his data right now, rather than a future idea wink.gif

That is why i included "Am i missing the point", which i had.
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