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Solved: Cannot Access Compressed Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by HowdeeDoodee, Aug 23, 2014.

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  1. HowdeeDoodee

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    My compressed SATA hard drive is set up in an external drive bay.My system (win 7) will not detect the drive except by computer management. The drive is not a boot drive. I cannot get the hard drive to be detected except by using Computer Management. The drive is running.
     
  2. hariharan26

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    any solution is available?
     
  3. Triple6

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    Compressed how? With what software? If it was done with the little check box in Disk Cleanup then it's simply accessible. If you compressed with with other software first. Or you have another problem altogether. What does disk management say about the drive? Does it just need a drive letter assigned? Does it show a partition type?
     
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    Ahh, ok. So it wasn't a drive compression problem after all but rather it was a dynamic disk. Good to hear you got it resolved (y)
     
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