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External HDD Not Recognized after Windows Recovery

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by audiocryst, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. audiocryst

    audiocryst Thread Starter

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    Something got corrupted on my computer to where windows 7 would not boot anymore. I had to run the Windows 7 Recovery disk which fixed the problem and got the computer to boot. However, now when I look at my available drives, my E drive, which used to be my external drive, is now the 100MB system reserved portion on my internal drive. I had my external drive shared and now this new E drive is the shared drive. How can I put that drive back to the hidden system reserved drive and get my external drive to show up?

    I have unplugged and plugged the external to see if the system would recognize it. I have uninstalled the mass storage device driver and had it reinstall. The device manager sees the drive, but I don't see it available in the "Computer" view.

    thoughts?
     
  2. UserBarZero

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    I don't understand the 'shared' business, but have you tried using the external HDD on a different comp (maybe in a different way) to see if it still works right?

    Maybe you have to re-reinstall xO and then 'share' it after so windows 7 gets it right. If it works like that lol
     
  3. audiocryst

    audiocryst Thread Starter

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    HDD works fine on a different machine.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    How does the drive appear in Disk Management? (You can change drive letters there, too, if you want to use E: for something else.)
     
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