SATA HD says not formatted in windows 7 or xp

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  1. AWILLIAMS64

    AWILLIAMS64 New Member

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    Ok, i had a complete system running windows 7 and i just did a new build. I took my sata hd's out of the first build and used them in the new build. I had a 320g and a 1tb. I installed the 320g by itself and installed w7. Now i plugged in my 1tb drive with all of my personal files that i had backed up and it says that the drive is not formatted. I can go to my computer and it is there, went to disk management and it is active but it only shows like 32mb i think. All my files are on this drive....any help? when i go to properties of my computer it has
    status:eek:nline
    partition style:master boot record (mbr)
    capacity 32 mb

    it now shows the other part of the hard drive but says unallocated. I did use a free file recovery program to look at the drive and all my files are still there.

    any help??
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    not sure, but did you use any security programs like bitlocker on the drive by chance?
     
  3. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Have you tried going into control panel and assigning a drive letter?
     

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