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Why do I have an hidden harddrive?

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November 11, 2011 5:31:45 PM

I have two hard drives on an Dell Optiplex 150 but only one is shown when you open the system to check. When you open the Computer up you are faced with two hard drives installed. Any answers? THX Eddie

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November 11, 2011 6:14:46 PM

papanva said:
I have two hard drives on an Dell Optiplex 150 but only one is shown when you open the system to check. When you open the Computer up you are faced with two hard drives installed. Any answers? THX Eddie



What is showing in Disk Management & Bios ?
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November 12, 2011 6:10:23 AM


1.Open the Group Policy Editor (Start > Run, type in “gpedit.msc” and press [Enter]).
2.Go to User Configuration > Administrative Templates> Windows Components > Windows Explorer.
3.Here, you’ll find “Hide these specified drives in My Computer”
6.Under this setting, after you click the radio button next to “Enable”, you’ll see several options. Choose "Do not restrict drives"

You can also change the registry to show everything.

Copy and past the following part in red into notepad. Save as whatever name you wish and use the file extension of REG. Double-click the file you made and answer yes to the question if you want to merge it into the registry.



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden" = "2"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"ShowSuperHidden" = "0"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun" = "145"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
"CheckedValue" = "0"

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