[SOLVED] Can't access 2nd Hard Drive

USAFRet

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"New Simple Volume" would have been the selection.

But....for multiple reasons, redo this whole install.

Create a Win 10 flash drive install.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
You'll need a blank 8GB USB stick


Then:

Preferably, you'd disconnect the HDD during this. Being a laptop...kind of a pain.
If you do or don't, DELETE ALL partitions on both drives during this install, and continue on.
 
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However, that is a very poor config.
The SSD should be the OS drive, and the 1TB HDD should be the secondary D drive.

Did you buy this system new?
Yeah that's what I was thinking also.
I bought it used off of amazon I think the last users prob screwed with it.
 

USAFRet

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Yeah that's what I was thinking also.
I bought it used off of amazon I think the last users prob screwed with it.
Used.

Yes, that config is completely backwards.

Do you have any critical data in this system? Have you installed anything?

I strongly suggest a full wipe and reinstall, putting the OS on the SSD.
We can go into details if you wish.
 
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It says New simple volume
Properties and Help

New spanned Volume and new stripped Volume are grayed out
Used.

Yes, that config is completely backwards.

Do you have any critical data in this system? Have you installed anything?

I strongly suggest a full wipe and reinstall, putting the OS on the SSD.
We can go into details if you wish.
Nothing important on laptop atm ( just a cad software and games). Yeah that would be helpful if u can help to put the OSon the SDD. I gained access to the 2nd hard drive BTW.
 

USAFRet

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"New Simple Volume" would have been the selection.

But....for multiple reasons, redo this whole install.

Create a Win 10 flash drive install.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
You'll need a blank 8GB USB stick


Then:

Preferably, you'd disconnect the HDD during this. Being a laptop...kind of a pain.
If you do or don't, DELETE ALL partitions on both drives during this install, and continue on.
 
Oct 16, 2019
5
0
10
0
"New Simple Volume" would have been the selection.

But....for multiple reasons, redo this whole install.

Create a Win 10 flash drive install.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
You'll need a blank 8GB USB stick


Then:

Preferably, you'd disconnect the HDD during this. Being a laptop...kind of a pain.
If you do or don't, DELETE ALL partitions on both drives during this install, and continue on.
Thanks so much will update after i try.
 

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