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Computer wont recognise hard drive, HELP!!!!

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  • Windows 7
  • Computers
  • Storage
  • Hard Drives
  • SSD
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January 9, 2014 2:54:34 PM

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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January 9, 2014 3:00:16 PM

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?
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January 9, 2014 3:00:37 PM

The HDD is recognised in disk manager but what do i do with it to make it go to my computer folder?
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January 9, 2014 3:17:54 PM

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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January 9, 2014 3:56:12 PM

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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
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January 9, 2014 4:10:09 PM

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).
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January 10, 2014 8:15:25 AM

Ah thanks guys it worked, i had to initialize the drive first to be able to select new simple form, thanks anyway though! :) 
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January 10, 2014 4:09:50 PM

You're welcome! Glad it worked!

Yogi
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