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 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution dodger46 a c 381 * 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'... Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Clean windows 7 pro install won't detect non-boot SATA drives even though BIOS shows it / them Forum Windows will detect hard drive but BIOS does not Forum My windows 7 install does not detect my hard drive but bios does. Forum Bios does not detect hard drive, but windows 7 does Forum Windows 8 install - Windows won't detect hard drive. Forum SolvedFLASHED bios on windows 8 hard drive, now it wont boot Forum Windows 7 install not detecting keyboard\mouse even though bios... Forum NX9010 won't boot even though hard drive appears fine! Forum BIOS does not detect Hard Drive Forum Windows 7 gadget detects a 2.8GB ram even though i'm using a 6GB ram Forum Solvedwindows 7 won't connect to internet even though shows internet access Forum Windows 7 installation wont detect hard drive Forum Bios wont detect Hard Drive Forum computer wont boot even after selecting hard drive option on bios menu Forum my computer wont boot from hard drive even after selecting it from bios menu any suggestions. using xp. thanx Forum SolvedBios and Windows not detecting Hard Drive Forum So can I use my Sata hard drive even if it still has memory from the last computer which was windows 8 Forum SolvedBIOS cannot detect hard drives (ASUS P8H77) Forum SolvedSwitched motherboards and graphics card, kept hard drive, but windows 8 won't boot up Forum pc wont boot after installing windows 8, plus i cant even access the bios or put a different os Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !