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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 03:42 PM - Thread Starter
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im new to windows 7 coming from xp and i was plugging in one of my external hard drives for the first time into my new pc and windows installs the driver but its no where to be seen in my computer

i go into disk management and its there but has no drive letter but the problem is it wont let me assign a drive letter when i right click only options i have is convert to dynamic disk or delete volume

i really need windows 7 to see my drives i have 6 external drives all work fine with xp only tried this one on win 7 but i assume the others will have a hard time to since its nothing wrong with the actual drive

any ideas?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 03:56 PM
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Try mounting it via diskpart
  1. Press start, Type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk 3 (or whichever number your external turns out to be), press Enter
  4. Type assign letter=g noerr (or what ever letter you want it to be that isn't being used), press Enter
  5. Type exit, press enter



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just tried and it shows it as disk 2 i assign the letter but it says there is no volume specified. please select a vol and try again
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 04:10 PM
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Try this...
  1. Press start, Type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list volume, press Enter
  3. Type select volume 2 (or whichever number your external turns out to be), press Enter
  4. Type assign letter=g noerr (or what ever letter you want it to be that isn't being used), press Enter
  5. Type exit, press enter


Maybe without the noerr?
  1. Press start, Type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list volume, press Enter
  3. Type select volume 2 (or whichever number your external turns out to be), press Enter
  4. Type assign letter=g (or what ever letter you want it to be that isn't being used), press Enter
  5. Type exit, press enter



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same thing
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....google into it if no one else posts...this may help, it says reasons in there why it may not mount.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753321.aspx

sorry I couldn't get it working, I gtg, good luck.

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2TB HP EX950
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2011, 05:47 PM - Thread Starter
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so looks like i figured it out i plugged another drive in and it worked fine...then i plugged the one that didnt work back into my xp pc and i saw a folder on there that reminded me that i have that drive formatted to ext3 linux so i had to use that software for that to assign the letter thanks for trying to help
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