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#1 Tybudd

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:36 PM

Strangely, when my bios are loading up, it shows that my IDE drives, and my 2 Sata Drives are loaded up, but when I go into WINDOWS 7>Computer to look at the drives, it only shows me the drives that have OS' on them:
Local C
Local G drives.

Doesn't show at all a selection for my sata drives, why is this?

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:48 PM

try to rescan for disks from disk management (or whatever they call it now in win7)
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:45 PM

try to rescan for disks from disk management (or whatever they call it now in win7)


Strange enough when I right click 1 or the C:drives, and got to properties, and then check the Hardware Tab, it list the other harddrives right there, it just not visible/clickable for me to be able to access the storage of it, or any options with it.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:43 PM

That sounds about right. You need to go to the computer management console. click on the disk management. In the menus on the top click action and rescan disks.
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 05:51 PM

Not to be more foolish than necessary :)...but these drives are formatted? They have partitions created on them?

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:44 PM

Not to be more foolish than necessary :)...but these drives are formatted? They have partitions created on them?

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Hey, Louis its not being foolish at all, I figured these were old drives that I had old data on, come to find out, the 1 drive actually was Unallocated so yeah they weren't, I just used the Windows OS disc to do it, if you didn't make your comment I would have just kept with the same assumption. Is it possible to do this step without a Windows Boot up disk, from the desktop?

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:20 PM

You can format any attached partition/drive (other than the system partition) from Disk Management.

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Right-click on partition/drive and choose your optional action.

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