Cannot see second hard drive

Posted on 2011-03-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I just added a second drive to win2k8r2.

The disk is 145GB, dynamic, healthy - in disk management. I can also see and populate the drive info in device manager.

I cannot see the drive in My Computer - so i cannot add folders.....

Any suggestions?
Thanks - SJMP
Question by:sparkis
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by:Seth Simmons
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Are you doing software raid?  Don't otherwise see the need to have it dynamic.
Is there a drive letter assigned?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Did you add a drive letter for it?  Show a screen shot of Disk Management.  

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made it dynamic when I couldnt see it. running vmware 4.1 - so no RAID at all. Drive letter is assigned but drive letter is G. Which is different from (C:) - could this be an issue somewhere?

I can delete the drive, have not put any data on it.
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Here is SS
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danm66 earned 500 total points
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have you tried a different drive letter?  do you have a network drive assigned to that letter by chance?

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Thats was it. Thanks.
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Been there, done that.  :)

Seems like 2003/xp was a lot better at keeping you from doing that than 2008/win7 is

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oh. a new MS product that just breaks things that worked fine before (exchange 2010sp1) no...... :)

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