New HDD not being recognized? Tags: Hard Drives Hewlett Packard Windows Vista Storage Last response: September 1, 2008 5:06 PM in Storage Share knottshawk August 28, 2008 11:33:46 PM I just got a second HDD for my hp a1750e... aside from having difficulty fitting it in the case, now when I boot up it isn't showing up. I was told all I had to do is plug in the SATA cable, plug in the power, and turn it on.... well, I did that and it's not working. Do I need to do anything to tell Vista to recognize it? Or is something wrong? I'm also having graphics card problems... but that's another thread. EDIT: BTW, if I go into the bios, I can't see anywhere to set it to "auto detect" as everyone is saying to do... The BIOS does show both HDD's though (Vista does not) More about : hdd recognized knottshawk August 29, 2008 3:57:37 AM k.... this is solved. Nobody told me about formatting the drive, etc in Vista. Winly September 1, 2008 5:06:46 PM well not only in Vista, when you buy a new HDD you have to format it and then you will able to use it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum2TB HDD is only being recognized as 875GB ForumReplacing hdd in HP Envy Sleekbook with ssd - Not being recognized .. ForumNew install, new computer, hard drive(s) not being recognized . ForumOLD HDD NOT BEING RECOGNIZED ForumMaxtor Onetouch-Not Sure Why It is Not Being Recognized ForumHard Drive Is Not Being Recognized ForumJust installed a new hard drive but it's not being recognized . Help? ForumGTX 480 not being recognized ForumHard drive randomly stopped being recognized Forum[help]SSD not being recognized ForumMy Hard Drive is not being recognized in Vista Disk Management ForumHard drive not being recognized acer 6930 ForumHDD not being recognized ? ForumHard drive no longer recognized after being dropped ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumHardware constraint on HDD size ForumTrying to add a SCSI HDD to Windows 2003 ForumNew to RAID0 ForumSata 1 port supports sata 2 HDD? ForumRaid 1 - Hdd Crash - Cant boot More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !