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

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May 18, 2007 8:10:40 PM

I have this Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...


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?
May 18, 2007 8:26:58 PM

Quote:
I have this Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...


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
May 18, 2007 8:32:12 PM

how do I do that?
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May 18, 2007 8:36:42 PM

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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
May 18, 2007 8:45:56 PM

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 
May 18, 2007 8:48:17 PM

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 
May 18, 2007 9:08:37 PM

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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!
May 18, 2007 9:31:16 PM

heh, you'd figure the OS would automatically assign a letter drive to it, regardless if it's formatted.
May 18, 2007 9:48:05 PM

everything workiing great now thanks.
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