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windows can not see a formatted drive. i re installed windows and now i can not see my second hard drive i could see it yesterday on the NEW windows install but i can not see it today. any thing i can do to get it back without losing data on it?
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Try using a different SATA port, could always use a hot-swappable drive dock to USB to see contents if all else fails.
 
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post

Try using a different SATA port, could always use a hot-swappable drive dock to USB to see contents if all else fails.
i can see it in the bios and in windows devices but can not accesses it but will try anyway
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  1. Start menu
  2. type "disk management" in search, hit enter (or select create and format hard disk partitions)
  3. Find your new drive in the list that shows up (takes 15-20 seconds to populate), right-click it, and make sure it has data on it and has a drive letter assigned. If not, assign a new drive letter to it.

It should now show up in windows and become usable.
Edited by SeanPoe - 8/19/12 at 11:42pm
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Originally Posted by SeanPoe View Post

  1. Start menu
  2. type "disk management" in search, hit enter (or select create and format hard disk partitions)
  3. Find your new drive in the list that shows up (takes 15-20 seconds to populate), right-click it, and make sure it has data on it and has a drive letter assigned. If not, assign a new drive letter to it.
It should now show up in windows and become usable.
thanks that worked the letter it was using must have been taken up by system reserve.
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