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.
In device manager, in the device properties window, there is a tab called 'Volumes'. clicking on the button labelled 'populate' in this tab results in the message 'Volume information for this disk could not be found.'
The primary drive, a 250Gb Hitachi sata drive, and an older seagate 80gig pata drive function perfectly. The misbehaving drive is a 1TB seagate st1000340as. It still functions perfectly under ubuntu, and was functioning perfectly under XP till I stopped using the older OS. Its formatted with ntfs, as a single large partition.
What do I need to do to give windows 7 access to the data on this disk?
The bios does not give me any disk type options. only number of sectors/cylinders (auto). Ubuntu auto-mounts the disk, no special options or commands were needed. So does winxp.