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Old June 11, 2013, 07:29 PM
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so i reinstalled windows for a fresh up, cause of some issues.. maybe cause of no anti-virus installed.. anywoo

backed up all my stuff on my 1TB D: drive, and reinstalled windows... now i cannot see D: in my computer or access any of my files..

anyone know whats up ?
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Old June 11, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Is it recognized in BIOS? Is it plugged into a 3rd Party SATA III Controller, if so is it enabled in BIOS? Try shutting down, unplug and plug back in SATA cable and boot up, see if that does the trick,,,,,do you have any other Drives such as Optical or just your Boot Drive
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Old June 12, 2013, 08:02 AM
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0o was it formatted by chance when installed OS

is it seen by bios on another system?
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Old June 12, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Did you check in the 'Create and Format Disk Partitions' part of windows if the drive is active? I've run into a few screwy issues like that a couple of times. My suggestions would be to:
1) Make sure you've installed all your SATA Drivers and Reboot
2) In the Start Menu Searchbar type 'Create and Format' and click on the only result that will appear 'Disk Management'
3) On the lower box of the program scroll until you find the drive and see if it's active, has a drive letter, etc. If not, there's your problem.
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Old June 12, 2013, 10:26 PM
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when i reinstalled windows, i've deleted the whole drive ( by accident ) bios can detect it, zero assumption program to get the files back sees it... but i cant from my computer and access it
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Old June 12, 2013, 11:36 PM
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^^^ Good little trick in the future is make sure you only have 1 Drive plugged in when you do your install ;) Then after Windows is installed, plug in additional drives.
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Old June 12, 2013, 11:50 PM
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when i reinstalled windows, i've deleted the whole drive ( by accident ) bios can detect it, zero assumption program to get the files back sees it... but i cant from my computer and access it
You may have to do "import foreign disk" from the disk manager.
Right click My Computer > Manage
Along the left side, click Disk Management
Look for the drive and right click it
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Old June 13, 2013, 01:14 AM
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Ugh, that sucks. I always try to have only the OS drive online when installing the OS. Too easy to absent mindedly format the wrong drive.
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Old June 13, 2013, 09:55 AM
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most likely you just need to go into administration tools click on disk managments and then look to see if the drive was given a drive letter. it happens allot where for some reason or other windows just doesn't give the hard drive a drive letter.
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Old June 13, 2013, 10:09 AM
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You may have to do "import foreign disk" from the disk manager.
Right click My Computer > Manage
Along the left side, click Disk Management
Look for the drive and right click it
That would have been my suggestion as well, as it sounds like Windows just hasn't added a drive name to it. I use a software raid program that by default removes the drive names as it aggregates it into one giant drive. I use this method so I can see how my content is spread across my drives.
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