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December 15, 2013 7:50:39 PM

So i just built my gaming pc. I was trying to install windows 7 when t got to a page where you had to pick a storage device to install it on. Well i have a 1 tb hard drive and i did plug it in and everything but it did not show up. Could this mean that i have a faulty hard drive?

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December 15, 2013 7:55:54 PM

Maybe your Sata connectors are loose.
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December 15, 2013 7:57:50 PM

Did the drive show up in the BIOS? If you haven't checked then look in the BIOS to see if the drive shows up there. If it doesn't then double check the data and power connections to the drive and motherboard.
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December 15, 2013 8:04:19 PM

kenrivers said:
Did the drive show up in the BIOS? If you haven't checked then look in the BIOS to see if the drive shows up there. If it doesn't then double check the data and power connections to the drive and motherboard.

It does not show up in the BIOS. And i tried two different sata chords/like all 6 sata plugs
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December 15, 2013 8:09:11 PM

G3NERALMILLS said:
kenrivers said:
Did the drive show up in the BIOS? If you haven't checked then look in the BIOS to see if the drive shows up there. If it doesn't then double check the data and power connections to the drive and motherboard.

It does not show up in the BIOS. And i tried two different sata chords/like all 6 sata plugs


If it doesn't show up in the BIOS then it is possible it is a faulty drive. Assuming it is new you could RMA it for a replacement. Another option, before sending it back, is to connect it externally to another computer and see if it is recognized. If that is not an option then I would send it back for a replacement. When you start the computer do you hear the drive spinning up at all or is there nothing but silence?
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December 15, 2013 8:16:22 PM

SuperGamerBoy said:
Maybe your Sata connectors are loose.


kenrivers said:
G3NERALMILLS said:
kenrivers said:
Did the drive show up in the BIOS? If you haven't checked then look in the BIOS to see if the drive shows up there. If it doesn't then double check the data and power connections to the drive and motherboard.

It does not show up in the BIOS. And i tried two different sata chords/like all 6 sata plugs


If it doesn't show up in the BIOS then it is possible it is a faulty drive. Assuming it is new you could RMA it for a replacement. Another option, before sending it back, is to connect it externally to another and see if it is recognized. If that is not an option then I would send it back for a replacement. When you start the computer do you hear the drive spinning up at all or is there nothing but silence?

I just started it but did not here anything from the hard drive. How would i test it externally? What cables would i need? Could i test it on my laptop?
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a b $ Windows 7
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December 15, 2013 8:20:11 PM

G3NERALMILLS said:
SuperGamerBoy said:
Maybe your Sata connectors are loose.


kenrivers said:
G3NERALMILLS said:
kenrivers said:
Did the drive show up in the BIOS? If you haven't checked then look in the BIOS to see if the drive shows up there. If it doesn't then double check the data and power connections to the drive and motherboard.

It does not show up in the BIOS. And i tried two different sata chords/like all 6 sata plugs


If it doesn't show up in the BIOS then it is possible it is a faulty drive. Assuming it is new you could RMA it for a replacement. Another option, before sending it back, is to connect it externally to another and see if it is recognized. If that is not an option then I would send it back for a replacement. When you start the computer do you hear the drive spinning up at all or is there nothing but silence?

I just started it but did not here anything from the hard drive. How would i test it externally? What cables would i need? Could i test it on my laptop?


Yes, you can test it on your laptop. You would need a SATA to USB cable something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2RB...
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