Hard drive no longer accessible from within Windows 7
Posted on 2014-12-05
Gateway desktop running Windows 7 64bit. 1 1TB hard drive and 1 240GB SSD installed. Problem is the 1TB drive can no longer be seen from within "Computer". If I go to disk management I can see the drive but it doesn't have a drive letter or partition. The size of the drive is listed though. If I right click the drive I see "help" and that's it. No "open", "properties" etc.
If I boot to a Live Ubuntu USB same thing happens. If I open "disks" I can see the drive but the partition isn't mounted. I can mount the drive and view its contents with no problems. Event viewer reports nothing out of the ordinary.
Seems like for whatever reason Windows 7 isn't mounting the partition.
Not sure if its related but, recently the power supply was replaced. The first time the system was powered on the 1TB hard drive wasn't reconnected. Once booted and within Windows when this was noticed the machine was powered off then the drive was reconnected. Since the power supply replacement is when this issue occurred.
Again from within Ubuntu Live USB the information can be accessed but the partition doesn't mount automatically. Thanks in advance.