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As per the title I have been having some issues with my hard drive being picked up by windows, my tragic tail as follows.

I have two Samsung Spinpoint F3s I have put them in software RAID 1 to preserve my data, and to make perfectly sure it was functioning I broke the RAID array (unpluged one from the mobo before start, probably my first mistake) and it functioned as would assumed, I then proceded to shutoff and replug in the other drive, when I restarted the computer I had three options Windows 7, Windows 7 secondary plex, and Windows 7 secondary plex, so I had gotten another secondary plex I did not want. I thought that reformatting the secondary drive would remove the problem and give me only Windows 7 as an option (probably my second mistake) and the secondary plexes remained and with a little research I found how to remove them. I thought that changing the main drive from dynamic back to basic (so they would both be basic drives again) was in order so I put the secondary drive back in so I could backup however Windows 7 would not pick it up and neither would the BIOS, I first thought the drive some how went out so to test I put it in another Windows 7 machine and it could not find it either (in both times I also check the devise manager and nothing), however in a last ditch attempt I put it in an old XP machine and it found it in disk manager! I moved over my info promptly to an external drive (+200GB on a USB back up dive is not fun ) and then reformatted that drive back to basic, which I then reinstalled Windows 7 on the old secondary dive, put my info back on, and changed it back to dynamic as I thought Windows would see both drives again if they were both dynamic, but in did not. So I then reformatted again to change it to basic (so the secondary, now main, is dynamic and the main, now the undetectable secondary, is basic) and it still does not detect it.

TL: DR I can not get a hard drive to pickup on my Windows 7 machine but a XP machine picks it up fine.

Thanks for your time and hopefully you can get me out of this mess.
Edited by JollyGiant13 - 1/31/11 at 9:39am
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Bump with TL: DR.
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You've backed up all of your data?



I say start over.


reformat everything, clear cmos, start fresh. Put the cable in a different SATA port and go for it.


your thoughts?
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You've backed up all of your data?



I say start over.


reformat everything, clear cmos, start fresh. Put the cable in a different SATA port and go for it.


your thoughts?
That's a worst case scenario that I hope to avoid but it is looking like the only path so far. I'll give this thread some more time in case any one can help.
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