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Win7 formatted 3TB HD showing as Unallocated on Win8 machi


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I'm having a slight problem. My Win7 system crashed and killed two of the 4 drives in it, including the C: drive. I purchased a new Win8 system with a Gigabyte Z77-HD3 motherboard. One of the drives are recognized by the new system (A 2TB WDC WD20EADS), but the other one is a 3TB WDC WD30EZRX, which was a little less than half full. The drive does shows up in the BIOS Setup, and shows up as Unallocated in Computer Management. without a drive letter.
I've come to the conclusion that there is no way of just being able to use the drive, but I would like to be able to recover the files to another drive and then reformat the drive and continue along. I have tried to run Power Data Recovery by MiniTool to try to recover the files, with no luck. Any suggestions would be most helpful.

Thanks in advance.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPower CL220
    CPU
    Core i7-3770K
    Motherboard
    Gigabye Z77-HD3
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon HD7800
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    AVG