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Hard disk disappeared after new windows

I have had two hard disks in my PC
disk0 and disk1
with windows 8.1 installed in disk1
For some reason i've removed Windows and installed it again normaly in the same drive
And suddenly , windows can't read disk0 :(

ScreenShoot from MyComputer
http://bit.ly/1hssoUB


ScreenShoot from disk management
http://bit.ly/NeSRdc
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  1. In Disk Management what happens when you right-click on the affected drive. Does it give you the option of assigning a drive letter or is that option grayed out. From the screen shot it shows that there is an active partition, however because it doesn't have a drive letter, it appears to the OS as an unformatted volume. Did you have data on this drive before re-installing Windows?

    If you didn't have data on the drive then it should just be a simple matter of formatting it. If you did, you can try to find a recovery software and see if it can restore the MFT and hopefully your files.
  2. did you raid your hdd in the bios? Check the SATA mode in bios.
  3. techgeek said:
    In Disk Management what happens when you right-click on the affected drive. Does it give you the option of assigning a drive letter or is that option grayed out. From the screen shot it shows that there is an active partition, however because it doesn't have a drive letter, it appears to the OS as an unformatted volume. Did you have data on this drive before re-installing Windows?

    If you didn't have data on the drive then it should just be a simple matter of formatting it. If you did, you can try to find a recovery software and see if it can restore the MFT and hopefully your files.


    Thanks for reply :)
    When i right-click on it , it gives me the option "change drive letter and paths"
    If i assigned the letter , would i lose my data ??
    I have important data on it :/
    Anonymous said:
    did you raid your hdd in the bios? Check the SATA mode in bios.

    Thanks alot :) , but i don't know what you meant by "raid the hdd" ?
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    I'm not 100% sure, but if it is allowing you to "change" drive letters than it must see a valid formatted partition on the drive. Odd that Windows wouldn't assign a drive letter to it during the install.

    One thing I would try before assigning it a drive letter. Shut your computer down. Unplug the SATA cable from the affected drive. Boot back into Windows. Shutdown again, reconnect the drive and boot up again. This could nudge Windows into assigning it a drive letter on it's own.
  5. techgeek said:
    I'm not 100% sure, but if it is allowing you to "change" drive letters than it must see a valid formatted partition on the drive. Odd that Windows wouldn't assign a drive letter to it during the install.

    One thing I would try before assigning it a drive letter. Shut your computer down. Unplug the SATA cable from the affected drive. Boot back into Windows. Shutdown again, reconnect the drive and boot up again. This could nudge Windows into assigning it a drive letter on it's own.


    It works ,Like a magic :D
    Thaaaaaanks alot ^_^
  6. No problem. Did you use the disconnect / reconnect method?
  7. yuuuup :) (y)
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