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Old 10-22-2010, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off I didn't find anything for this situation when i searched or in the stickies.

Windows 7 and the BIOS both register that my second HDD is there. But windows isn't allowing me to do anything with it. It isn't showing it with my primary SSD when looking at installed hardware. But if I right click the SSD and go to properties, then the hardware tab. My HDD is there. I don't know how to make windows acknowledge this drive. I had planned on using the formatting option in windows after i installed it in the system. Both are Sata drives. Thanks for the help.

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Is it a new hard drive? Go into Disk Management, you can search for this or go into administrator tools and you may have to initialize the drive.

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Yeah, you need to initialize the drive. In Computer Management, go to Disk management.
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Yeah, you need to initialize the drive. In Computer Management, go to Disk management.
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Well I nubbed this all up. I had already been there and overlooked the pop up screen for the request to initialize the disk. Thanks again for your help.
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Well I nubbed this all up. I had already been there and overlooked the pop up screen for the request to initialize the disk. Thanks again for your help.
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