Issues of Microsoft® Windows® 7 Not Showing Hard Drive
What are the various ways to fix the errors when Windows 7 system does not recognize the hard drive?
The hard drive problems are common in all the computers. In the Windows 7 Operating System it is common. One of the major problems that are related to the hard drive is the Windows 7 does not show the hard drive. There are different ways to fix this problem. Sometimes the hard drive will not show in the computer. This might be a problem of hard drive. However, by formatting the hard disk you can solve this issue. But before doing this you should back up all the important data. Obtain the most current chipset drivers for your motherboard is one of the solutions to this issue. Also you must ensure that it is the latest chipset drivers for your machine.
The issues that occur when Windows 7 system does not recognize the hard drive can be listed as follows:
- Hard drive not showing up in My Computer
- Cannot access external hard drive
- Windows 7 losing additional hard drives
Hard drive not showing up in My Computer
Sometimes your hard drive is not showing up in My Computer. If the hard drive is not getting recognized in another Computer then the problem might be with the hard drive itself. In this case run the diskpart.exe. Through this you can use the list partition command and see whether the partition gets detected. If so, then format the drive from diskpart.exe. You might take a back up of all the data on the hard disk before performing format by connecting it to another computer.
Cannot access external hard drive
Another problem is that you cannot access your external hard drive, when plugged in, and get the message: USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it, this is a driver issue. It is recommended to contact either OEM or the motherboard manufacturer if this is a home built machine and obtain the most current chipset drivers for your motherboard. After you have resolved the problem with the USB hub drivers Windows 7 RC will recognize your external USB drive.
One of the common problems is that Windows 7 losing additional hard drives. You should verify that the drives power cables and controller cables are pushed in and snug. If you receive any error messages, then check the event viewer for more information concerning an error. Verify the logs around the time the issue occurred. You must ensure that you have the latest chipset drivers for your machine. When this happens you are also unable to boot, there might be a hardware problem.
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