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Old 10-29-2009, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am missing a hard drive in my disk management, I have two SATA hard drives installed, one with the OS on and one with films and music on. The one with film and music on appears in the disk management section of computer management, however the other HD with the OS on does not.

I can access both HD's fine through My Computer and they both appear fine in device manager.

I'm running Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

Also, as to why do I want my HD's to all be in disk management when I can access them fine, I am trying to install Windows 7 and cannot do so because I cannot select the partition on which I want to install on as it does not appear on the list.

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Old 10-29-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
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Is the drive correctly identified in BIOS? If you boot to the Win7 disk does it list the drive as an install point?
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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I have the student edition of W7 which means I only have a copy on my desktop whcih Im running, so I cannot run it at boot.

Both drives appear in my BIOS on startup
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:05 AM   #4
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Drive appears in device manager and in bios but not disk management :-
i have had this trouble and found out it was the Sata driver -the faulty driver was Nvidea nforce serial ata controller, i did a driver update and instead of replacing it with updated Nvidea, i went for the windows primarary ide out of the list you can choose yourself when update driver appears, and lo and behold the driver picks up the missing disk in disk management where you can format and assign a drive letter -hope this helps
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