Make sure that "Disk Management" can see your drives.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by JoeyC, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. JoeyC

    JoeyC New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
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    Upon installation of Windows 7 check that your drives are visable by Disk Manager, if not you will have problems as time passes, most notable is the inability to do disk fragmentation either by the built in defragmenter or by programs such as Perfect Disk. The operating System will perform like everything is normal but it is broke.

    This can be checked by:

    1. Opening the Start Menu and right clicking on Computer and select Manage.

    2. When the Manager opens select "Disk Management" and you should see "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" and then the drive information should be displayed.

    If it hangs on "Connecting to Virtual Disk Service" and does not display your drives you have a broken operating system.

    Not sure if their is a MS hotfix or not but a reinstallation of Windows 7 fixed the problem on the two machines I have seen. BTW.. FWIW. Both machines were original loaded from a USB stick. and reloaded with the DVD.
  2. Captain Halibut

    Captain Halibut New Member

    Oct 31, 2009
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    Thanks for that JoeyC. I did notice with RC1, before I un-installed it,
    that Defrag was no longer possible. Also, there were runtime errors*
    when checking each HDD volume even though I'd no problem with
    normal access. I'll have another bash at installing 7 ultimate when the
    valium shipment arrives later this week.

    * No idea if the two things are related.
    #2 Captain Halibut, Nov 3, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009

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