Help!!! My 2nd Hard Drive SATA Won't show up

I have this Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128012


I just recently bought a 2nd Hard Drive SATA and was installing today, when I booted the computer it detected it, and installed the Device (Using Vista), now if I go to BIOS or Hardware Management I can see the 2nd Hard Drive, the problem is when I go to MY COMPUTER I don't see it and Can't acces it? What am I doing wrong? I thought this SATA HD's were just plug and play?
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  1. Quote:
    I have this Mobo:

    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813128012


    I just recently bought a 2nd Hard Drive SATA and was installing today, when I booted the computer it detected it, and installed the Device (Using Vista), now if I go to BIOS or Hardware Management I can see the 2nd Hard Drive, the problem is when I go to MY COMPUTER I don't see it and Can't acces it? What am I doing wrong? I thought this SATA HD's were just plug and play?


    go to disk manager in control panel.
    give the thing a drive letter and/or format it.

    Valis
  2. how do I do that?
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    how do I do that?

    um, THAT is how.
    you want step by step?
    start the computer.
    login if you have to
    wait for everything to come up.
    click on start
    click on settings
    click on control panel
    click on administrative tools
    click on computer management
    click on disk management
    look in the list for the new hard drive
    right click on it
    click assign drive letter
    type in a drive letter
    click okay
  4. thanks man, formatting right now, will let you know if everything turns out ok.
    never been to that part of my pc before, lol. :D
  5. thanks man, formatting right now, will let you know if everything turns out ok.
    never been to that part of my pc before, lol. :D
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    thanks man, formatting right now, will let you know if everything turns out ok.
    never been to that part of my pc before, lol. :D


    great! and now you know, and knowing is half the battle!
  7. heh, you'd figure the OS would automatically assign a letter drive to it, regardless if it's formatted.
  8. everything workiing great now thanks.
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