2nd hard drive (data) not detected by Win 7

December 24, 2009 at 13:51:08
Specs: Windows 7
hi folks i recently swopped my 250 gb SATA Maxtor internal drive for a new Hitachi 2 TB internal drive leaving my secondary dirve, a WD 1 TB in place, full of my media files.

I installed Windows 7 on the new 2TB drive and everything is working ok except whilst the original 1 TB data drive is detected by the BIOS it is not detected by windows ...

I went to START then right clicked on 'Computer, then pressed 'Manage' then 'Disk Management' under 'Storage' - my new 2 TB drive is showing up as Drive 0 but the old 1 TB is only becoming visible if i right click on it - any option here to make it readable would mean partitioning/formatting the 1 tb drive and me losing the data on it - is this true?

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December 24, 2009 at 14:00:14
If win7 is anything like XP in regards to disk management you will need to take ownership before you can read any data.

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December 24, 2009 at 15:53:37
just discovereed how to fix this problem ... in Disk Management under 'Storage' right clikcthe drive - if you press properties you can confirm its the unreadable disk - then press 'import foreign disk then ok and hey presto it works!

nice one!

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