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New PC - Only SSD shows up, 2TB HDD doesn't show up

For my new PC I have a 240GB SSD for games and it has my OS so all of that runs faster. Then I have a 2TB HDD that doesn't show up. I went to Computer Management and went to Disk Management. I see the 2TB and I can right-click and "Mark Partition as Active". It says are you sure you want to do this because if this doesn't have an OS then your computer might not work. It doesn't have an OS but my SSD does, so should I do that or this there another way? Thanks! I have Windows 10.
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  1. You don't want to set it as active as that would mean windows won't boot. The active partition should be your C drive on the ssd
    Does the hdd also offer an option to format the drive?

    Can you show a screen shot of the drives in Disk Management and then we can work out what to do :)
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    Kydawg said:
    For my new PC I have a 240GB SSD for games and it has my OS so all of that runs faster. Then I have a 2TB HDD that doesn't show up. I went to Computer Management and went to Disk Management. I see the 2TB and I can right-click and "Mark Partition as Active". It says are you sure you want to do this because if this doesn't have an OS then your computer might not work. It doesn't have an OS but my SSD does, so should I do that or this there another way? Thanks! I have Windows 10.


    In disk management make sure your 2tb hard drive is formated and has a drive letter assigned. If you can see it in disk management but not in file explorer its usually because it doesnt have a drive letter assigned.
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