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New computer doesn't list hdd as a storage device

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May 30, 2014 11:34:21 AM

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Above is the specs for my recently built computer. After finally installing Windows 8.1 and installing the internet driver so i can post this. After a little bit of exploring, i realized that my HDD is not showing up on my storage devices.

My best guess as to why it is not showing up is because the HDD is 3 TB, which I am guessing is too large for the computer to recognize.

When i open up the device manager for Windows 8.1, i check Storage devices and "ST3000DM001" pops up as one of the devices, and it says it is working properly.

So my question is, what do i have to do in order to make the computer recognize the HDD as there?

Thanks in advance!

Chris
a c 80 G Storage
a b * Windows 8
May 30, 2014 11:51:15 AM

go into computer management(drive management). Create a partition on the drive, and format it.
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