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"Unplugged" Internal Hard Drive


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#1 gstar89

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 06:00 PM

Hi guys,

This is my first post and I really hope somebody can help me.

My laptop's internal hard drive (Fujitsu MJ2250BH G2) isnt showing up in Disk Management or Device Manager, but it is showing up in My Computer.
I am trying to upgrade from Vista to 7 and it will not let me continue in the setup because it says I don't have a hard drive connected.

I also noticed the driver is missing from the list. I've googled it but cannot find anything to help. I really need to get this sorted as soon as possible because my
university project is depending on me having a stable machine to use!! :flowers:

Thanks in advance :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 08:40 PM

hmmm sounds like windows 7 doesn't have the proper driver for that hard drive, let me do some research and I will get back to you asap.

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:10 AM

Does your hard drive controller have support for windows 7?

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 12:32 PM

Hi guys i really appreciate your help.

I am currently running windows vista. The driver for the hard drive isnt showing up in vista or in the Win 7 install manager

hope this helps you :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:19 PM

does the hard drive itself show up in vista? is this a primary or secondary hard drive? im assuming its a secondary hard drive since vista is up and running.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 05:19 AM

You do have a drive letter assigned to this internal drive right?

It should show up as drive C:\

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 06:12 AM

There is only one hard drive. It is not partitioned. On vista, it shows up in my computer as drive C: but it is not showing up in disk manager at all. I'm really confused?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:31 PM

Sorry took me so long ro reply, been working, and trying to do some research without much luck. Anyway, it is supported by windows 7 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibi...2&os=32-bit but as far as your particular problem, I'm not finding much. here are some things to try:

#1 try shutting down the computer and unplugging the hard drive (usually theres a cover underneath the laptop you need to remove, and then carefully remove the hard drive, and make sure to ground yourself on something first) and plug it back in, and reboot, see if that does anything.

#2 Go to my computer, right click drive C:, go to properties, hardware, select the hard drive from the list, click properties. driver, then update driver, and see what that does.

#3 I did this with a few computers, put the windows 7 DVD in and boot from it. Once it recognizes there is a windows installation on the hard drive, it should, in theory do a clean install.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 02:49 AM

thats the problem though, when i go into properties, the hard drive isnt listed?? :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 01:39 PM

have you tried booting up off the windows 7 DVD and installing that method?

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