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Windows 7 does not see my hard drive but my bios does...bur?

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Hey guys as the title states, i recently re-formatted my 500gig hdd, upon doing so i now cannot see the secondary 250gig hdd that i use for storing all my music, pics etc.

Now before this current reformat it use to work flawlessly but now, nothing, I do however see it in the device manager and in the BIOS...so whats going on. I already tried going in the disk manager and giving the drive another name and all that but when i try to right click to change the name the only thing that drops down is "help"

Anyone knows how to fix this?
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post #2 of 8
goto start menu and type in "partition" it will bring you to disk management, there you will need to set up the hard drive.
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Try this, disconnect your seagate drive. And try to load windows into the 250gb from win7 dvd. If that works out and you can boot into it, then you will have to disconnect it and reconnect your 500 gb and boot up once from it. Then shut down pc, connect both drives, make sure 500gb is the first boot device in bios, boot up and format the 250 gb from within os.
    
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heh this guy beat me to it tongue.gif

right click my computer and go to manage for the same window

If you are using windows 7 it has pretty good hard drive and partitioning software in it and can do some pretty neat stuff
    
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post #5 of 8
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I know about the disk manager...but i don't want to reformat all my data...took me a long time to get it all....funny thing is i booted into backtrack linux and ta da..all the hard drives are there...windows really does suck
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post #6 of 8
oh i see youve lost track of it, have you checked in disk management what letter the computer has assigned the secondary drive? mine would often assign the same letter twice or not assign one at all, its far from perfect
    
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post #7 of 8
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Actually there was no drive letter to the drive....and if i try to right click and bring up the "add drive letter" there is nothing like that...all i see is "help" But it does not matter cause i ran my back track 4 live cd and copied all the data to my 500gig hdd so now i will just re-format the 250gig with qparted with a fresh ntfs file system and see if it picks it up.
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fair enough tongue.gif i really dont know how windows manages to screw up so much sometimes... but heh at least it keeps us on our toes.... glad you sorted it one way or another wink.gif
    
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