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I just upgraded to Windows 7.

I have an old western Digital Hard drive that is 120GB's of Data. I have everything that my life holds digitally dear on it. I can't find the Driver for it on Western Digital and Well my Windows 7 Device manager sees it, but Windows 7 does not. I have tried everything that comes to mind, wondering if there is any hack now that I can at least get my data off of this drive.

The Model is:

WDC WD1200JB-75CRA0 ATA Device

BTW, I am not going to give up on this. Please help!!!

Side Note: I still have the old operating system files on my hard drive. If anyone can point me to where the driver might be hidden on the old windows OS??

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when you look in the device manager does it give the yellow ? indicating the lack of driver? also what is the model of the WD hard drive. Is it IDE or SATA? – KronoS Aug 29 '10 at 1:37
No Yellow question mark. Windows 7 sees it there in the Device manager, but in Windows Explorer it doesn't show. Its on the IDE line. It also gives a driver for it, but nothing in Explorer... – Scott Aug 29 '10 at 1:40
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All you need to do is assign a drive letter. You should be able to do this by right clicking My Computer > Manage > Disk Management. From there you will see your partition(s) and you simply right click > change driver letters and paths > assign a letter.

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You are amazing!!! Thank you soo much. I guess that is a place I didn't know existed yet in windows 7!! Thank you. Ill accept your answer once the time limit hits. – Scott Aug 29 '10 at 1:43
Glad I could help. :) – Thomas B. Aug 29 '10 at 1:44

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