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I Can't Access My RAID Drives After Windows 7 Installation HELP!

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January 26, 2014 9:06:19 PM

I just installed Windows 7 and in the process moved some of the hard drive connectors around and when I boot up my computer sees my two 500 MG Hard drives plus my C drive and offers to let me boot from either one of them ...then once my computer is running and I go to my computer I can't see either drive ... it used to show me the two 500 mg drives as 1 Tb drive ...I understand next to nothing about RAID drives but I desperately need to access them can anyone help? you can access my computer and look around for yourself if you want
January 26, 2014 9:14:27 PM

Are you running a pci-e raid card?
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January 26, 2014 9:25:15 PM

I don't know I will take a look ...BTW neither one of these drives shows up in my disk manager either. trying to figure out how to post a picture of my device manager lol:pt1cable: 

I don't think so
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January 26, 2014 9:31:22 PM

If 2x500s show as 1 TB then you're in RAID 0, my question would be, what OS did you have before 7?
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January 26, 2014 9:33:05 PM

it actually showed as 985 gigs or something like that
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January 26, 2014 9:37:16 PM

somehow I mistakenly marked this as solved ...and its not ...how do i unsolve it?
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January 26, 2014 9:47:29 PM

helpimagirl said:
somehow I mistakenly marked this as solved ...and its not ...how do i unsolve it?


Don't know that, but 7 doesn't have a problem with NTFS partitions, so some software can be ruled out. I would run WinUpdate and reboot until the OS was convinced it's happy (you may have done that) then look towards software RAID on the board. Your board could be looking for the array in all the wrong places, if you can replace the cables to their original positions that might be it...
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January 26, 2014 9:53:18 PM

i can't replace them because when I took one of them off it broke off at the motherboard end I have updated everything except for adding SP1
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January 26, 2014 9:58:39 PM

helpimagirl said:
i can't replace them because when I took one of them off it broke off at the motherboard end I have updated everything except for adding SP1


Details.... please,
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January 26, 2014 10:05:48 PM

one of my sata plugs on my motherboard is no longer functional
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January 26, 2014 10:22:15 PM

Hoped for a little more detail, but I've seen similar. First thing I would try is a linux live-cd. If that recognizes the array then it's a Windows problem. Next, move a few cables around, if neither linux or windows recognizes it then, then it's a hardware problem.
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