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Hi,
I've just had a similar problem. I installed Windows 8 on a new computer with just drive C installed and then added my extra SATA drives to copy my data from the old PC. They were recognised in the BIOS but didn't show in Device Manager or Administrative Tools. New Motherboard, new disks so no old incompatabilities.

My fix was purely by accident. I was in Admin Tools and saw "Memory Diagnostic Tools" and clicked on it as I've never seen it before.

After Windows rebooted after the test, all my drives were there!

Why it worked I have no idea but it did. Hope this helps.

ANDY P YOU ARE THE MAN! Seriously if this was reddit I'd have bought you gold by now, I don't even know how/why/what asinine reason makes your method work, BUT IT WORKS! Seriously man, I was trying to figure out why people were making accounts thanking you years later, and after it actually worked I can understand why. My bro and I have been sitting here for an hour with 2 pc's scratching our heads and something as simple as that fixed everything. thank you again
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post #22 of 63
I also just created an account to say thank you to AndyP!

God bless you.

@eliooses from Buenos Aires.
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Oh AndyP, i encountered similar problem this morning.. after furiously clicking all the forums that had to do anything with this problem and every time finding my disappointment in their solutions, i finaly found this gem, this light in the sky, this precious thread.. I can't even begin to explain to you how gratefull i am, as i had my pics and all other personal data on my second HDD. Thank you so much, i belive that your karma points have gone trough the roof. Also, i just created account to say my thanks to you!
post #24 of 63
I just upgraded my Windows 8 OEM Clone Hard Drive to Windows 8.1.. when I reconnected my other two Hard Drives (Four in Total) only the original Two showed up in windows.

Your ODD Solution work GREAT!

I am suspecting some persistent information stored either in Memory (or perhaps related to the Page File) that was then updated or cleared when the Memory Check was run

Thank you very much as this type of thing drives me NUTS!

PS - I will be utilizing overclock.net in the future but Created This Account initially to Say THANK YOU - Tigger (The Only One, that's TI-Double g-ER)
Edited by Tigger-Only One - 9/7/15 at 11:25am
post #25 of 63
AndyP
Made an account to say thanks!
Upgraded a machine from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and the SSD kept working but two hard drives would not.
BIOS detected both hard drives but they did not show in device manager and doing a windows memory diagnostic solved the problem.
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Felt like I had to join to say +1 biggrin.gif
post #27 of 63
andy you saved my *** time...

thanks... rep+

i suspected i had flash usb drive on th mobo for a while (eject mode) and delete another volume... cause on next boot, windows thought everything is installed properly...

heck weird problem...


btw sticky this thread now...
Edited by cta - 10/13/15 at 12:04pm
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post #28 of 63
Bruh..... i'm late but thank you based god
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Thank youuuu AndyP!
post #30 of 63
AndyP is indeed the man! Why the F this works, I have no idea. But it works!
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