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Computer wont recognise hard drive, HELP!!!!

Hi guys, i have just built my gaming pc, and have just installed windows 7, i installed windows 7 on my SSD instead of HDD, i unplugged the HDD when installing windows 7 to make sure it installed on the SSD. But now i have plugged my 1tb HDD back in and when i go into "computer folder" only my SSD is recognised, and the HDD isnt there, i have tried unplugging the HDD back in a few times but still nothing, i know its actually working because a little window comes up saying "1tb HDD is now active" but its not recognised in my computer thats all, can anyone help? I appreciate your time.
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  1. Hello,

    if you right click on my computer, go to manage, in the left part of the window that appears should be a bit that says Disk Management, click on that,

    is it recognized here?
  2. The HDD is recognised in disk manager but what do i do with it to make it go to my computer folder?
  3. It is recognised in disk manager, by the way my SSD us named "C" in my computer. What do i do now i know its recognised in disk manager?
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    It is recognised in disk manager, by the way my SSD us named "C" in my computer. What do i do now i know its recognised in disk manager?


    Go into Disk Management and right click on your HDD. Select "New Simple Volume" and this will open a new wizard which should be self explanatory. Let us know if you have any more questions though.

    Yogi
  5. if u already have data/partition on drive u might just have to select assign drive letter using Change drive letter/path.
    new simple volume would create a new partition if there is no partition on it(drive has no data stored to it).
  6. Ah thanks guys it worked, i had to initialize the drive first to be able to select new simple form, thanks anyway though! :)
  7. You're welcome! Glad it worked!

    Yogi
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