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Hard Drive found in BIOS but not in Win7 Disk Management

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joshjpang, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. joshjpang

    joshjpang Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2006
    Sorry, I think I posted this in the wrong place. It should be here in Hardware.

    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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