Windows 7 Can’t see harddrive, but Device Manager does…?

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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??


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.