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I've got a 160GB SATA II 5400RPM HDD I pulled out of a laptop here recently. I used it for a little while as the second drive for the windows spanning. So I had 2 160GBs expanded together to make 320GB. Well, I pulled the 5400RPM out without ending the expansion, and now, windows will not see the drive. I could boot from it if it had an operating system, but Windows can't see it. Any clues on how to fix this?
Edited by White Fire - 2/15/12 at 10:02am
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I've got a 160GB SATA II 5400RPM HDD I pulled out of a laptop here recently. I used it for a little while as the second drive for the windows spanning. So I had 2 160GBs expanded together to make 320GB. Well, I pulled the 5400RPM out without ending the expansion, and now, windows will not see the drive. I could boot from it if it had an operating system, but Windows can't see it. Any clues on how to fix this?

Have you looked at your partition manager? Type in partition in windows search. Click create and format hard disk partitions. I'm guessing you will see it in there, you will have reformat it. Hope that helps.
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Have you looked at your partition manager? Type in partition in windows search. Click create and format hard disk partitions. I'm guessing you will see it in there, you will have reformat it. Hope that helps.

I fixed it a few days ago.
It wasn't in there at first, but I restarted my system and it was marked as foreign.
So I just accepted it, formatted it. Now, it's all good.
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