How to get windows to recognize second hard drive - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-19-2018, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
fallenapples's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 381
Default How to get windows to recognize second hard drive

I reformatted my hard drive. When selecting partitions I deleted the second hard drive and it showed as unallocated space. I want it to show up as the E drive because I already installed my primary hdd as the C drive and I would like it as back up. The E drive does not show it in disk management How can I make Windows recognize it?

|ASUS M5A97 R2.0| AMD FX 6300 3.5 GHZ|16GB (4x4) 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM|ASUS Radeon HD 7770 1GB| Kingston HyperX RAM|Kingston Hyper X 120 GB SSD|WD Green 1TB HDD|

|ASRock N68C-GS FX|AMD Athlon II X3 450 3.2 GHZ|G.Skill 8GB (2x4) 1600MHZ DRR3 RAM |Geforce 9800 GT 1GB DDR5|Seagate 500 GB HDD|

|Macbook Pro- Intel Core i5 2.4 GHZ|8GB DDR3 RAM|Samsung Evo 840 240GB SSD|

fallenapples is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2018, 04:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,734
Default Re: How to get windows to recognize second hard drive

The question being why did you delete your E drive partitions when it wasn't necessary to do it outside of Windows? If it's not showing up in disk management something else is happening. I would try diskpart to see if it's listed as a disk there and if not see if it's still recognized in the bios.
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows won't recognize my new hard drive Jtumble2 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 01-13-2009 07:51 AM
windows server 2003 wont recognize my external usb hard drive siddanth3 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 01-01-2008 12:44 AM
Windows will not recognize 300gb hard drive? j12 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 04-25-2007 01:59 PM
Can't get my comp to recognize my drive NanoWarrior Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 17 08-12-2005 12:29 AM
windows nt does not recognize second hard drive egenie Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 1 10-28-2003 10:45 AM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.