Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

SSD Missing?

  1. #1


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    SSD Missing?


    After a receiving a virus. I had to "Secure Erase" my SSD's, with OCZ Linux Toolbox. Because the mouse wouldn't work in that programme I had to use "Alt - Tab" to manoeuvre about, and I wasn't able to SE them one at a time, or even choose one.
    Anyhow after SE'ing them I re-installed windows 8. No problems, until I noticed one SSD was missing. See attachment.

    As you can see the C Drive is an SSD and the D Drive is an HDD, as for the E Drive I don't know.

    In my BIOS I have set it to AHCI pre-installation of windows 8.

    What shall I do?
    Thanks!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails ssd's.JPG  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    What does it look like in your disk management window?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    What does it look like in your disk management window?
    Hi where's that then?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by xXEightXx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    What does it look like in your disk management window?
    Hi where's that then?

    Found it!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails diskman.JPG  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    The whole window...if you don't mind. Here's what mine looks like. Sometimes the drive wont show in the top half like your attachment shows but will show in the bottom half.

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Here you go.
    BTW my windows 8 is not activated because I did a clean install, shall I "Refresh" it first or not?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails dm.JPG  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    USA, CA
    Posts : 191
    WIN 7 PRO x64, WIN 8.1 PRO x64


    your ssd is most likely disk 1 as it is un-allocated and you did erase them so that makes sense right click on disk 1 and pick initialize then make simple volume and make it all of it and format it as nfts and give it a letter of your choice. EDIT: did you have them in software raid before? if so you need to recreate that after formatting it.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    From the disk layout, he may had done just that. Was one drive a "Mirror" or were they Striped to make one bigger 250 GB Drive?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 80
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    It was in RAID 0, I had to change it to AHCI to secure erase it.
    It seems Okay now, the only problem is windows activation, I tried Refresh a couple of times and it still won't activate, any suggestions?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails dman.JPG   act.JPG  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You may have to call them.

    Try entering your key using SLMGR.VBS, I forget the exact command so use "/?"
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
SSD Missing?
Related Threads
Out Box missing in Browsers & Mail
I have a problem with an error appearing every time I try to use Live Mail. The message could not be sent. The setting for your outgoing email server might need to be configured. To find the server settings for 'John@carlyandconnellan.ie', please contact your email service provider. Subject...
Missing RAM in Drivers & Hardware
Hola! So I'm using a nearly 10 year old Dell XPS desktop my dad gave me. It was running XP, and I was stubborn enough to put Windows 8 on it. Now I love Windows 8 in nearly every aspect, but this is not why I post here... Before my dad gave me his old computer, he told me there were 4GB of...
Outlook.com missing in Browsers & Mail
Hello As you can see by the attachment Outlook.com is missing so I cannot make it my email client. I downloaded Win Essentials to use Windows Live Mail as the email client for now. I use Outlook.com as my Hotmail account. Why is Outlook.com not in this list? Could it be that I have to use a MS...
Solved MSI missing!!! Here we go!!! in General Support
Hello all. I have a HP 2000 and guess what it is missing the MSI so I cannot put anything into my documents or pictures etc. This is a bunch of non sense. I just posted for my roommate on another page about this issue with Windows 8. My New HP breaks less then a month after receiving it...
Missing Tiles in Software and Apps
I installed Win 8 a couple of weeks before Xmas and a while back when I restarted I noticed that most of the 'Default' tiles had gone missing from the Start Page - see below. 14137 I am not aware of having done anything to remove them and can't even remember what they were. I wondered if...
Solved Missing DVD drive in Drivers & Hardware
I have two identical dvd drives - TSST Corp SH222 AB. Windows will only detect one. I've tried different SATA ports, cables. I can get it not to recognise any (as shown in Device Manager) if I use certain SATA ports! Each device is recognised in BIOS and each can work in Windows by using certain...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook