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My second hard drive isn't visible in windows 7

My second hard drive isn't visible in windows 7

I'm testing windows7 on my althlon64 desktop, and my secondary/data hdd does not appear to be visible to windows. While it does appear in the device manager, the disk management console skips straight from hdd0 to cdrom0.

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Guest [Entry]

"It turns out that XP had formatted the disk as a 'dynamic disk'.
For whatever reason, microsoft aparantly decided to not to support dynamic disks in windows 7.

There does not appear to be a supported way of 'downgrading' a dynamic disk to an ordinary disk, I ended up taking a hex-editor to the partition table. While it worked, I have to say I was extremely nervous about the operation, and cannot recommend it to others."
Guest [Entry]

"1st: When you look in the BIOS, does all the drive settings show up?
I have found that Ubuntu has a knack accessing drives that the BIOS cannot fully identify.

2nd: What is the bios treating the drive as? When I have the bios set to use IRRT on the sata drive it cases some odd drive behavior.

The device doesn't show up in disk manager but it does show up under device manager you may have a bum driver. Right click and uninstall and restart, see if it pulls fresh drivers. Or try to update drivers, see if it pulls anything new.

3rd: When you are mounting the drive in Ubuntu are you doing anything special to get it to mount? /F or any other unusual switches to get it to mount?"