Hard drive not showing up in windows but i can see it in bios

Ok so i have an old hard drive i'm using just for extra storage, its a maxtor 160gb hdd. I was using it as a hackintosh drive until i updated my hackintosh through the appstore (i know dumb idea, it corrupted it and doesn't boot). I want to reinstall the Mac OS X on that drive but it no longer shows in windows so i can't reformat it. It does however show up in the bios so i know its connected. Anything i can do so I can format the drive?

My build if it's needed:

Asus Maximus VI Hero Z87 ATX
Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.4ghz
Corsair H60
Corsair Vengeance Pro 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600
Corsair TX750v2 80
Asus GeForce GTX660 OC 2GB
Samsung 840 EVO SSD
Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium
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  1. fryingpan16 said:
    Ok so i have an old hard drive i'm using just for extra storage, its a maxtor 160gb hdd. I was using it as a hackintosh drive until i updated my hackintosh through the appstore (i know dumb idea, it corrupted it and doesn't boot). I want to reinstall the Mac OS X on that drive but it no longer shows in windows so i can't reformat it. It does however show up in the bios so i know its connected. Anything i can do so I can format the drive?

    My build if it's needed:

    Asus Maximus VI Hero Z87 ATX
    Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.4ghz
    Corsair H60
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600
    Corsair TX750v2 80
    Asus GeForce GTX660 OC 2GB
    Samsung 840 EVO SSD
    Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium


    Macs use HFS. I would try using hfsexplorer. It worked pretty well with my computer even with windows 8.1.
  2. Ok so i'm in disk management and the drive says it's unknown and not initialized, it gives me the option to initialize it
  3. anonymous1 said:
    can you see it in disk management?
    if so you should also be able to format there.


    So i tried to initialize it in disk management and it doesn't work, it shows up there but i can't do anything to it.
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