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Second hard disk not recognized for install

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  • Windows Server 2008
  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
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January 11, 2013 7:36:04 PM

I have 3 internal drives. Drive C has Windows 7 installed. Drive F I use as a backup. I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 on Drive E. Drive E has been formatted, shows up in Windows Explorer, takes data, etc., but it does not show up as an available disk for the install process. The other 2 show up as install options but not Drive E. I've unplugged, rebooted, unplugged Drive F, booted from CD, and the drive will not appear but appears in Explorer. Any ideas??? Thanks.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 11, 2013 8:50:38 PM

with only e: hooked up try installing server again.
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January 11, 2013 9:15:56 PM

Sounds like it is not an primary partition. Get into Disk Management diskmgmt.msc at a command prompt, then read the partition.
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January 11, 2013 10:08:46 PM

anonymous1 said:
with only e: hooked up try installing server again.


Yes I've tried booting from CD with only the E:
Drive plugged in. No drive appears then.
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January 11, 2013 10:10:33 PM

jnkweaver said:
Sounds like it is not an primary partition. Get into Disk Management diskmgmt.msc at a command prompt, then read the partition.


It reads Healthy Primary Partition
For this drive.
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January 11, 2013 10:19:59 PM

I'm stumped
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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2013 4:42:40 PM

Go to the computer manufactures website and download the SATA controler's driver and press the "F6" button when booting off of the DVD.
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