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Hard drive cannot be accessed on new windows installation


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#1 Mcloud1980

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:46 AM

Hi everybody !


I have a problem,so i have Windows 7 x64 professional.

I installed it like i always do,never have any problems with installations.


And i may have had the wrong boot order for my hard drives considering they are all the same hdd's.
In other words,they all have the same name when you choose to boot.


Now after my installation i see that one of my hard drives is not in the "my computer" when i check it out .
I checked then in computer /manage /disk management and found my hard drive but i cannot access it.

 
 
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Now i believe what happened here is that i booted and installed in the wrong order and possible why i cannot access it.


Therefore can anyone help me find a way to access my hard drive please ?

I believe the only way this can be resolved is by changing something relating to the partition with a program like partition magic or something like that but i have no clue what to do and i dont want to experiment and accidentally destroy my harddrive.



Also id like to mention, i have visually accessed what was in the drive with a formating program

there were folders called :

BOOT
SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION
! LOST & FOUND !
$EXTEND

and files like

bootmgr
bootsect.bak
$volume

etc....
 
 
Oh and i did complete scans with 2 different antivirus programs of all hdd and everything else including a malwarebytes scan and found nothing.

 







Thanks !



Mcloud

Edited by Mcloud1980, 21 August 2013 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:33 AM

SOLVED

 

the solution was to assign a drive letter to the drive.How dumb of me....



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:39 AM

Glad you resolved it...happy computing :).

 

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