Originally Posted by daguardian
This doesn't make much sense unless you have accidentally formatted the drives on your windows install?
I had a problem with a drive - and cloned it with Acronis onto a new drive and all was good. (ended up being my SATA controller, that was causing all my issues, and not the drive after-all)
Maybe someone with more experience has a suggestion?
Thats what makes this so strange.
The system started out with two 3 tb drives and a 32gb msata boot drive. I pulled the boot drive to put into my laptop.
The computer sat for about a week, I needed some files from it, so I put a new ssd (not another msata). When I installed windows, I unplugged both 3tb drives to prevent formatting either of them. After I got win7 installed I plugged both drives back in and neither showed up.
I can see them in the BIOS, but cant access the files.
Im going to try to clone one of the disks tonight.
The only other thing I can think of that might of caused a problem is that when I plugged in the 3tb drives, I moved them from the sata2 plugs on my motherboard to the sata3 plugs.
Originally Posted by Sean Webster
run test disk and rewrite the partition table with it for the drives.
I will give that a shot
edit, After doing some reading it seems that asrock motherboards may have some issues reading 3tb drives. When I first installed windows I must of gotten all the drivers right.
So, I am going to try again with the asrock drivers and see if I can get the drives to show up.Edited by ejohnson - 8/28/13 at 4:32am