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I'am having problems with my windows recognizing my drive.

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April 2, 2007 1:23:32 AM

I'am having problems with my windows recognizing my drive. I have a western digital 500gb SATA drive which I'm having problems with the windows system recognizing it. The motherboad I'am using is a EVGA nForce 680i SLi motherboard and I'am running Windows XP Professional.

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April 2, 2007 2:07:36 AM

Have you formatted your Hard-Drive?
April 2, 2007 2:08:46 AM

yes I have and I'm trying to run it as a secondary drive.
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April 2, 2007 2:15:13 AM

mmmk, so this is the second hard drive you've got plugged into your PC

Is it appearing in disk management?
Right click My Computer>Manage> Then go to disk management

Your first HDD should be DISK 0 and your second should be DISK 1 if it's showing up.
April 2, 2007 3:45:40 AM

Have you checked to see if the hard drive shows up in the Bios? I would look there. Sometimes it needs to be 'activated' in the Bios.
April 2, 2007 8:18:09 AM

The hard drive does show up in the bios and it shows up in the device manager. But it is not showing up in Windows Explorer.
April 2, 2007 9:54:12 AM

Sounds like you just need to format it and assign a drive letter.

As a previous poster said, go into Disk Management:
Right-click My Computer~>Manage Then select 'disk management'

The drive should be shown there. You should then format the drive.

Hope this helps.
April 2, 2007 1:39:46 PM

what would I do if that doesn't work by chance?