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Drive not recognized during load

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February 23, 2010 1:07:04 PM

I was reloading my PC and during the vista OS load I decided to delete the partition on my hard drive and was going to create a new one and format. I Deleted it and now it doesn't recognize the drive. I restarted the load and tried another hard drive and now it doesn't recognize that one either. The drives are found in BIOS, but not during the windows load, but I am not sure why. Am I missing something?

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February 23, 2010 2:26:15 PM

I just solved what sounds like a very similar issue, my drive showed up in the BIOS as well as the Device Manager, but not Windows Explorer.

All I had to do was assign a drive letter, open Disk Management in Administrative Tools and if the partition/disk shows in there, and assigning a drive letter should be in the context menu if you right click it.
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March 5, 2010 2:07:43 PM

This issue took place before windows is loaded, so there is no disk management yet. Mine occurred during the OS load.

I ended up keeping the drive unplugged and tried the drive again a couple days later and now it recognizes it. I can't explain it but it does appear to work.

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