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#1 Avengernk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 19:20

I installed Windows 8 Pro on my computer. I have a second hard drive that I keep all my files.

When I was using Win7 and Win Xp, I had no issues but now the hard drive does not show up on my computer.

Is there any reason why this is happening?

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Any suggestion ?

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#2 +LogicalApex

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 19:21

Disk Management says why... The drive has no file system.

#3 OP Avengernk

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 20:50

Disk Management says why... The drive has no file system.


but before the drive work fine...

format its the only solution?

if i installed againd the win 7?

#4 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 20:59

Are you sure during the installation process you didn't accidentally delete the partition & recreate it on the disk? It might well be worth going back to Windows 7 or booting off some kind of Linux Live CD to see if another operating system can view the data on the disk.

Do you have another PC nearby you can put this disk into to see if it can be read?

DON'T format it just yet... :)

#5 Michael Lacey

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:22

Try to disconnect all drives but the target drive of the Windows installation, in the future.

#6 Detection

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 23:33

Something has corrupted the drives partition table, you're going to need to run a data recovery software on it to save your files, then format the drive to repair it

#7 OP Avengernk

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:42

Try to disconnect all drives


i tried that but dosnt works :(

Are you sure during the installation process you didn't accidentally delete the partition & recreate it on the disk? It might well be worth going back to Windows 7 or booting off some kind of Linux Live CD to see if another operating system can view the data on the disk.

Do you have another PC nearby you can put this disk into to see if it can be read?

DON'T format it just yet... :)


i didnt format wrong disc. i am sure about that. i will try too put the hard disk too another pc for check the result.

P.S sory for my english. isnt my mature language....

thanks for the awnsers

#8 nekrosoft13

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:14

what people above said....or simply the drive failed.

first try to use data recovery software