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Old 12-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard Drive problem

Ok, so i Just built this new computer. Installed Windows 7 64-bit, and when I open the My Computer icon only 1 HD shows up (I have 2 installed). However, when I open the device manager, and click on Disk Drives, 2 SATA HDs show up (as they should).

Why does the computer detect 2 hard drives when i am looking in the device manager, but only 1 hard drive when I try to access it through the My Computer interface?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: I just went into the BIOS and both HDs are being detected in there as well. I did not set up a RAID when I installed Win7, so not sure whats going on.

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Old 12-18-2009, 06:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to initialize it and format it in disk management.

start / run / diskmgmt.msc

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Huzzah! Thank you once again Hefe. My hero.
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