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Old 09-13-2010, 06:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a new 2TB Western Digital 3.5 SATA Hard Drive today and popped it in the same as normal. I loaded up the computer and it said installing drives for your hardware and then drivers installed successfully and your hardware is ready. I went into my computer but there is no hard drive there? Iím not sure what else I need to do as it always came up no problem before, I have updated windows and restarted but no joy. Can anyone help?

Iím running windows 7 64bit and already have a 1TB hard drive in if that makes any difference?
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What does it show in Computer Management > Disk Manager?

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The drive is in RAW format and needs to be formatted to NTFS in order to be used by Windows and show up. Please do not create multiple topics on the same issue. It only causes confusion for everyone.
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