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Why isn't my second hdd recognized after reinstall of windows 7

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August 7, 2014 1:57:05 PM

I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate x64 because I put in a new motherboard. Everything installed correctly and the computer is working, but my second hdd isn't recognized. I went to the 'disk management' and it says under the 'status' tab that it is "healthy (system, active, primary partition)", but it wont show up under 'computer'. Do I need to update some drivers? What is the problem?

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August 7, 2014 2:10:59 PM

ItalianStallion44 said:
I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate x64 because I put in a new motherboard. Everything installed correctly and the computer is working, but my second hdd isn't recognized. I went to the 'disk management' and it says under the 'status' tab that it is "healthy (system, active, primary partition)", but it wont show up under 'computer'. Do I need to update some drivers? What is the problem?


Okay, I believe I can resolve your issue. The hard drive that isn't showing up within disk management go ahead within there right click on the drive and format it. This should push it through. I know that I've had to do this with my SSD, and Storage Drive setup. You may also want to set the drive letter as well if you'd prefer a drive letter for the drive.

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August 7, 2014 2:14:36 PM

bigshootr8 said:
ItalianStallion44 said:
I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate x64 because I put in a new motherboard. Everything installed correctly and the computer is working, but my second hdd isn't recognized. I went to the 'disk management' and it says under the 'status' tab that it is "healthy (system, active, primary partition)", but it wont show up under 'computer'. Do I need to update some drivers? What is the problem?


Okay, I believe I can resolve your issue. The hard drive that isn't showing up within disk management go ahead within there right click on the drive and format it. This should push it through. I know that I've had to do this with my SSD, and Storage Drive setup. You may also want to set the drive letter as well if you'd prefer a drive letter for the drive.



The weird thing is, it still has the same letter I assigned it before on the other windows 7. I want all of the files on there. Will reformating it erase everything?
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August 7, 2014 2:18:40 PM

ItalianStallion44 said:
bigshootr8 said:
ItalianStallion44 said:
I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate x64 because I put in a new motherboard. Everything installed correctly and the computer is working, but my second hdd isn't recognized. I went to the 'disk management' and it says under the 'status' tab that it is "healthy (system, active, primary partition)", but it wont show up under 'computer'. Do I need to update some drivers? What is the problem?


Okay, I believe I can resolve your issue. The hard drive that isn't showing up within disk management go ahead within there right click on the drive and format it. This should push it through. I know that I've had to do this with my SSD, and Storage Drive setup. You may also want to set the drive letter as well if you'd prefer a drive letter for the drive.



The weird thing is, it still has the same letter I assigned it before on the other windows 7. I want all of the files on there. Will reformating it erase everything?


Hmm that is very odd. Yes formatting the drive will erase everything on the 2nd drive. I'm at a loss. Normally with a fresh install on a SSD I have to go within disk management to do a format of the other drive to ensure that the other drive is picked up. Are you sure its the same drive letter is it possible another drive at the current moment is sharing the same drive letter for example the boot drive or a optical drive?

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August 7, 2014 2:31:27 PM

bigshootr8 said:
ItalianStallion44 said:
bigshootr8 said:
ItalianStallion44 said:
I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate x64 because I put in a new motherboard. Everything installed correctly and the computer is working, but my second hdd isn't recognized. I went to the 'disk management' and it says under the 'status' tab that it is "healthy (system, active, primary partition)", but it wont show up under 'computer'. Do I need to update some drivers? What is the problem?


Okay, I believe I can resolve your issue. The hard drive that isn't showing up within disk management go ahead within there right click on the drive and format it. This should push it through. I know that I've had to do this with my SSD, and Storage Drive setup. You may also want to set the drive letter as well if you'd prefer a drive letter for the drive.



The weird thing is, it still has the same letter I assigned it before on the other windows 7. I want all of the files on there. Will reformating it erase everything?


Hmm that is very odd. Yes formatting the drive will erase everything on the 2nd drive. I'm at a loss. Normally with a fresh install on a SSD I have to go within disk management to do a format of the other drive to ensure that the other drive is picked up. Are you sure its the same drive letter is it possible another drive at the current moment is sharing the same drive letter for example the boot drive or a optical drive?



I misread what it said. You were right, all i had to do was assign the drive a letter and it was recognized. Thank you .
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August 7, 2014 2:35:27 PM

ItalianStallion44 said:
bigshootr8 said:
ItalianStallion44 said:
bigshootr8 said:
ItalianStallion44 said:
I recently did a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate x64 because I put in a new motherboard. Everything installed correctly and the computer is working, but my second hdd isn't recognized. I went to the 'disk management' and it says under the 'status' tab that it is "healthy (system, active, primary partition)", but it wont show up under 'computer'. Do I need to update some drivers? What is the problem?


Okay, I believe I can resolve your issue. The hard drive that isn't showing up within disk management go ahead within there right click on the drive and format it. This should push it through. I know that I've had to do this with my SSD, and Storage Drive setup. You may also want to set the drive letter as well if you'd prefer a drive letter for the drive.



The weird thing is, it still has the same letter I assigned it before on the other windows 7. I want all of the files on there. Will reformating it erase everything?


Hmm that is very odd. Yes formatting the drive will erase everything on the 2nd drive. I'm at a loss. Normally with a fresh install on a SSD I have to go within disk management to do a format of the other drive to ensure that the other drive is picked up. Are you sure its the same drive letter is it possible another drive at the current moment is sharing the same drive letter for example the boot drive or a optical drive?



I misread what it said. You were right, all i had to do was assign the drive a letter and it was recognized. Thank you .


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