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How to read HDD

  1. #1


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64

    How to read HDD


    Hi @ll,

    I just finished a clean install. Win.8.1.1 is not reading my backup HDD 2TB.
    Here is a png and I need that to be able to installed my others software from my only backup.

    Click image for larger version

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ered,

    Dynamic disks appear as Foreign when they are added to the system. To use the volumes, you must import the Foreign disks and then bring the volumes Online.

    Click on Import Foreign Disks in the context menu in your screenshot to import it.

    When finished, open the same menu, and click on Online or Initialize (whatever is available).

    The link below can give you more details on this to help.

    Troubleshooting Disk Management


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    @Brink,

    Thank you very much, just what I need and it worked perfectly and thanks for the reading information.

    Cheers,
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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