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Windows Developer Preview 64 isn't detecting a hard drive

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    Depere, WI
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit;Snow Leopard 64bit

    Windows Developer Preview 64 isn't detecting a hard drive


    I have windows 7 HP 64 and windows developer preview 64 in dual boot on different hard drives. After doing a pc refresh one of my drives doesn't show up in explorer. When I log onto to windows 7 all my drives show up but when I log onto window developer preview it isn't detecting the hard drive where windows 7 is installed. Any answers?

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    Post your disk management screen shot here and we can get a better idea...
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    Depere, WI
    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit;Snow Leopard 64bit


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    Depere, WI
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    Did you deliberately delete the 100Mb system partition, or did that happen as a result of the refresh of Windows 8?
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    Depere, WI
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit;Snow Leopard 64bit


    That happened during the refresh.
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    The drive you cant see from W8 is the W7 one ?
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    Depere, WI
    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit;Snow Leopard 64bit


    I can't see the drives partition that windows 7 is installed on. Oddly Windows did detect the other half of that drive which is drive (E). I tried to see if I could boot 7 without the drive WDP was installed on and 7 would not boot alone. I got an error-missing hardware screen. I have to have both drives connected in order to boot at all. I was thinking maybe if I assign a drive letter to the missing partition since there isn't one assigned, it will fix the problem. Any suggestions?
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    Depere, WI
    Posts : 15
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit;Snow Leopard 64bit


    I finally figured it out after reading about windows 8's new storage space feature.

    Microsoft Reveals Details About Windows 8's Storage Spaces Feature

    All I had to do is reassign the drive letter in the disk management to an unassigned drive letter(M) and instantly my drive was recognized again.

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    Glad to know it's ok now !
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