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 HDD not being recognized by new mobo Forum SolvedNot all of HDD being recognized Forum Seagate HDD not being recognized by my computer Please Help! Forum HDD not being recognized by Windows Forum Hitachi HDD Not being Recognized by my Laptop Forum Toshiba external HDD not being recognized! Forum HDD not being recognized Forum SolvedNew build, hard drive not being recognized Forum Laptop HDD suddenly stopped being recognized in the External case. Forum Toshiba external HDD not being recognized! Forum HDD not being recognized? Forum Replacing hdd in HP Envy Sleekbook with ssd - Not being recognized.. Forum 2TB HDD is only being recognized as 875GB Forum OLD HDD NOT BEING RECOGNIZED Forum SolvedNew 6770 not being recognized? Forum SolvedNew VelociRaptor is not being recognized Forum SolvedNew HDD won't be recognized (URGENT) Forum SolvedNew 840 EVO SSD Install as OS primary, now old HDD primary not recognized in Bios, Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedNew Rig - HDD recognized in bios, does not show in windows. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !