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Windows 7 donot detect hard drives on installing

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#1 amnafathima


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 02:10 AM

I have been using HCL me netbook with 500gb sata disk since 2010. Several times I have installed and reinstalled windiws 7 32 bit OS Using DVD by external ASUS dvd drive connected through USB port.
I have reinstalled windows 7 32 bit , a month ago, made C drive with around 50 gb, D and E around 170 gb F around 70gb. Irritated out of automatic evoking of internet explorer to a website frequently when working with laptop, I decided to reinsrall windows and use ubuntu 11.04 with windows 7 32 bit.
Before reinstalling I backed up the files excluding programme files in C and in downloads, documents and desktop and in F drive to D and E as a back up. Using disk management, Deleted F drive and made it as unallocated space. This created a system reserve of 35 mb. There was already a 100 mb as system reserve.
On installation of windiws 7, Deleted the old c, the unallocated space not merged and have shown separately , Installed windows 7 32 bit on 70 gb disk for more space keeping the Old C drive with 50 gb as unallocated.
After insrallation created a G drive 30 gb and 20 gb remained as unallocated for ubuntu. The data in D and E were safe.
While installing ubuntu, I opted "something else option" and selected 20 gb drive formated it ext 4 file system and selected as destination for ubuntu. For boot path I selected the 500gb disk.
Ubuntu installed correctly. I could access only 160 gb file system with programme files of windows from ubuntu and could not access the D and E where my files backed up.
On booting windows just restarts, repair do not works and so I tried to reinstall again. But on selecting screen of partition, it shows no hard drive, no drives displayed after load drive option.
What should I do to recover the files in D and E? Can I recover it?
BIOS on boot screen shows shadowed but when set up, there shows the 500 gb drive and ACHI

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 06:07 AM

For assistance with backups:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/238/backup-imaging-and-disk-management-software/

For assistance with installing W7:  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/167/windows-7/

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for reply

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