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04-Jan-2011, 09:14 AM #1
Question Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Windows 7 Disk Management
Gentlemen, thanks for your help.

Long story short:

1) One random day, computer would not boot and I reformatted and re-installed Windows 7
2) My primary SATA hard drive with Windows 7 is working fine
3) My secondary SATA hard drive (my pictures!) is detected in BIOS but not in Disk Management. It used to work fine.
4) I've tried refreshing Disk Management, but no "unnamed drive" or anything shows up
5) I've tried moving the missing hard drive's SATA connection on the motherboard
6) I've tried downloading the latest motherboard RAID drivers and BIOS version from my motherboard's manufacturer

Now I'm thinking about buying an external USB enclosure for the SATA hard drive to get my pictures. I'd be out $20 and no longer have the drive directly connected to my motherboard, which I believe is a much faster connection.

Would you guys have any advice?

Thanks a lot and happy new year!
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04-Jan-2011, 12:45 PM #2
Have you tried reformatting the hard drive?
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04-Jan-2011, 12:56 PM #3
I cannot reformat the hard drive because my pictures are on the drive. I would lose them.
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04-Jan-2011, 02:27 PM #4
Since you didn't indicate what caused your original problem, it may have been a virus. Since you reformatted and reinstalled WIN/7, your primary drive is fine. But if there was a virus on your system, your secondary drive may have also been infected. Some virus attack the MBR (Master boot Record). If its corrupted (MBR), your BIOS will see the drive, but windows will not. SO ! I would recommend you read this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 and follow the procedure they outline. You maybe able to restore this drive so that you can continue to access it.

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04-Jan-2011, 05:47 PM #5
I don't know what caused the original problem that caused my computer to not boot.

I don't know what caused the Disk Management tool to not find the drive.
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