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windows 7 machine that won't boot up

I have a windows 7 Pro machines that wont boot up. I have tried last know good..., safe mode and system repair but no luck. I need to somehow get the data off the hard drive. I took the hard drive out and put in another computer, the dish management sees the hard drive but My computer does not does not recognize it for me to copy data off HD. Within disk managemnt, it does not have an option to assign drive letter. My only option is to Delete when I right click on the HD. How can I mount the drive so I can copy data off it?


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when you say not mount the drive, are you referring to not able to assign a drive letter within disk management? Disk management recognize the drive, but no drive letter to it.
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I downloaded systemrescuecd iso and burned to cd. When the cd boot, I am not a Linux person, therefore do nit know how to access the files on the hard drive? Can you tell me what to do? Is there any graphic interface to access to copy data from hd to network?

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Jim R,
It looks like win 7 does not bring into the command prompt to run chkdsk like win XP does when you boot CD and go into Repair Computer.
The drive recognize within Bios, Device manager or disk management on another computer, but can't assign drive letter so MY COMPUTER can see it.


Here is a screenshot of disk management when i took the hd and install on another machine running windows 2008 server. Disk management sees the hd drive but MY COMPUTER does not see it to copy data off it. User generated image
Was bitlocker enabed in your hard drive...or did u use any encryption software to encrypt the drive


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open command prompt..then type ...diskpart and hit enter...then type list volumes ...post the screenshot and results.


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I do not know about bitlocker enabed in your hard drive or not? I did not choose anything in that nature? i only pick default.
Try the diskpart command


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here is the info on diskpart User generated image
Here is the diskpart commad with list disk: (it shows the HD problem with 149 gig, which is what I need) User generated image User generated image
diskpart is not able to detect the volume...is this a ide hard drive...if yes then check the jumper settings...if sata then connect it to a different port.


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ok sorry just saw u r new post


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Type this command automount enable

Restart the computer and then check.


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>>>>Jim R,
It looks like win 7 does not bring into the command prompt to run chkdsk like win XP does when you boot CD and go into Repair Computer.<<<<<

What Win 7 DVD are you using?  Note the screenshots at this link.  Command Prompt is one of the options.

What are the system recovery options in Windows 7?

However it looks like you are on a different track now and I'll leave you to the other experts.  I don't want to confuse the issue, I just wanted to point this out for your future reference.