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February 27, 2012 3:29:42 PM

Hey guys, I've got a problem that, from what I've seen, is unique to myself.

I just upgraded my 32 bit Windows 7 to 64 bits. After upgrading, however, one of my hard drives has completely disappeared from My Computer.

Here's an image of my problem.


(Apologies if the image is too small)

The missing hard drive is the one I have selected on the left, but is missing from the right.

Thanks in advance!

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 261 G Storage
February 27, 2012 3:47:24 PM

Go to disk management and re allocate it http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/265764-14-guide-ins...
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February 27, 2012 4:00:19 PM

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 119 G Storage
February 27, 2012 4:02:38 PM

The drive in question will be in disk management even though it is not listed in my computer. Right click on computer and select manage then in the window that pops up select disk management , your drive will be listed there as unallocated space. Right click on the drive and set the new partition and then format it and give it a drive letter.
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February 27, 2012 6:09:00 PM

inzone said:
The drive in question will be in disk management even though it is not listed in my computer. Right click on computer and select manage then in the window that pops up select disk management , your drive will be listed there as unallocated space. Right click on the drive and set the new partition and then format it and give it a drive letter.


Is there a way to access the drive without formatting?

I have had to install XP on a new SATA drive and that works fine (I opted for NTSC file system)

The older drive passed a diagnostic test but I dont want to loose the files, photos, music etc from the old/previous SATA drive.

If I connect the old drive to the 2nd SATA socket disc management sees the drive but it isnt lised on "My Computer" (the old drive is FAT32 if that makes any difference)

How can access and move the files over from the old drive to new drive?

The computer is a Dell Dimension 500 if that helps


Thanks in advance,

Andy.
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January 7, 2013 3:06:00 PM

i to would like to know if there is a way to get info off a disk that is doing the exact same thing any help would be wonderful
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January 7, 2014 11:48:24 PM

pertaining to the partition question an olderish program called partition magic 8 is the most comprehensible program I've ever used for partitioning. it is really useful anybody can do it with partition magic 8 one of the best and easiest programs I've ever used
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January 24, 2014 4:18:56 PM

personally I just search disk management and it comes up with: "create and format hard disk partions" click on that and it shows all your connected drives then you can just right click on it and use a formatting wizard, makes things easier
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