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Unable to Access HD after installing an SSD.... Both of them have Windows 7 OS..

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May 20, 2014 9:56:29 PM

I installed an SSD with the old 1 TB HD in plugged in... It was too late when I read somewhere not to.
I installed Windows 7 Pro on it because I had a key. I installed my drivers and this drive works fine. My real question is how do I access the old drive while I am in my SSD. When I try to click on it the error message " G: Drive is not accessible Access Denied" Pops up.

Information Sum Up:
Both Drives have Windows 7
I installed the SSD while HD was plugged in
I get error message when I try to access the old HD

Is there someway I can access my old drive while I am in my SSD without reformatting my old drive?

Thank you

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May 20, 2014 10:06:47 PM

Plug your HDD into an external or hot swap bay. Having two bootable drives on the same controller can cause issues.
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May 20, 2014 10:25:34 PM

Wamphryi said:
Plug your HDD into an external or hot swap bay. Having two bootable drives on the same controller can cause issues.


I want to be able to use my HD like a normal storage hardrive. Is there a way to change some settings so I can access it?
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May 21, 2014 12:29:36 AM

Use disk management (run diskmgmt.msc) to see what drive letter is assigned to what drive/partition. Its possible G: is a system reserved partition and the partition u need to access needs to have a drive letter assigned. (rt click the partition then on change drive letter and paths)

if you are unsure, post a pick of your disk management screen.
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May 21, 2014 4:52:48 AM

popatim said:
Use disk management (run diskmgmt.msc) to see what drive letter is assigned to what drive/partition. Its possible G: is a system reserved partition and the partition u need to access needs to have a drive letter assigned. (rt click the partition then on change drive letter and paths)

if you are unsure, post a pick of your disk management screen.


Here is a screen shot: http://imgur.com/BnLgZX9
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