Solved Windows 8 won't detect hard drive even though the bios does Tags: BIOS SSD Hard Drives Windows 8 Last response: October 23, 2013 12:07 AM in Windows 8 Share RedDeadEd October 22, 2013 3:21:51 PM I have just installed windows 8 onto my ssd but my secondary hard drive is not showing up. It is showing in the BIOS but not in windows itself. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks More about : windows detect hard drive bios Reply to RedDeadEd getochkn a b * Windows 8 October 22, 2013 3:23:01 PM if you go to the control panel, admin tools, disk management, does it show up in there? it might need to be initialized. Reply to getochkn RedDeadEd October 22, 2013 11:20:28 PM getochkn said:if you go to the control panel, admin tools, disk management, does it show up in there? it might need to be initialized. The drive does show up in disk management, but says unallocated. In a similar thread the person was recommended to format the drive but i looked for that option and I could't find it. Reply to RedDeadEd Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution dodger46 a b * Windows 8 October 23, 2013 12:07:21 AM RedDeadEd said:getochkn said:if you go to the control panel, admin tools, disk management, does it show up in there? it might need to be initialized. The drive does show up in disk management, but says unallocated. In a similar thread the person was recommended to format the drive but i looked for that option and I could't find it. You should be able to Right click the bar where it says 'Unallocated' and choose 'New Simple Volume'... Reply to dodger46 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources: solutionClean windows 7 pro install won't detect non-boot SATA drives even though BIOS shows it / them solutionWindows will detect hard drive but BIOS does not solutionMy windows 7 install does not detect my hard drive but bios does. solutionBios does not detect hard drive, but windows 7 does solutionWindows 8 install - Windows won't detect hard drive. ForumWindows 7 install not detecting keyboard\mouse even though bios... ForumSolvedFLASHED bios on windows 8 hard drive, now it wont boot ForumNX9010 won't boot even though hard drive appears fine! ForumWindows 7 gadget detects a 2.8GB ram even though i'm using a 6GB ram solutioncomputer wont boot even after selecting hard drive option on bios menu Forummy computer wont boot from hard drive even after selecting it from bios menu any suggestions. using xp. thanx solutionpc wont boot after installing windows 8, plus i cant even access the bios or put a different os solutionSolvedBIOS detecting hard drive, Vista install does not, seems to be stuck in RAID? solutionWill a clean install of windows 8 work even though I'm changing my motherboard? ForumSolvedBIOS cannot detect hard drives (ASUS P8H77) ForumAbit AV8 3rd Eye - BIOS does not detect SATA drive solutionwindows 8 doesnt detect hard drive! solutionSolvedHard Drive Can be Seen on BIOS but not on Windows XP Setup and Won't Work solutionexternal hard drive, unable to access any files, even though all are visible ForumBIOS won't detect IDE Hard Drive More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !