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Thread: HDD Recognition?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Default HDD Recognition?

    Feeling like quite a noob at the moment. Forgive me if I'm missing the obvious.

    I just completed a new build with a Crucial M4 SSD as a boot drive and a Western Digital Caviar Black HDD for storage. Install was fine on the SSD but I can't get the HDD to show up in Windows. It shows up in the Bios, it shows up in device manager, but it won't show in "My Computer" for example for me to install to or edit.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Florida, USA

    Default Re: HDD Recognition?

    You have ti initialize the drive first.
    Here's a tutorial:
    How to Install an Unformatted Hard Drive in Windows Vista or Windows 7

    My HTPC -

    ASRock 970 Extreme3
    AMD FX-4100 w/Coolermaster GeminII S cooler
    M Station HT-1100 HTPC Media Center case
    Antec 480 NeoPower PSU
    Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX
    Gigabyte GV-R467ZL 4670/1GB video card
    Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB SATA hd
    Windows7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (partitioned)
    Pioneer DVR-215D SATA DVD burner
    Samsung 40" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV LN40C630

    You can teach an old dog; it just takes longer.

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