Windows 7 HDD not reading

By numbuhfour33
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. Hi all, its my first time posting here.

    I have a large problem, all of a sudden my computer didn't run windows 7 from the primary drive, it ran XP from the secondary drive.
    The drive doesn't come up in "My Computer" nor does it appear in the setup

    I really need to know if there is a solution for this, irreplaceable photos are on it

  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    First off look in the BIOS to see if its listed in there. If its not then the drive cables could have come lose or the drive has failed.
  3. numbuhfour33

    numbuhfour33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The BIOS says it autodetects only SATA 1 drive.
    If it has failed is there any way I could recover data?
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 887   +19

    You can try to use Recuva. if you don't have any luck with Recuva, then i would make sure the drive cables haven't come lose.

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