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How to make my hard drive show in My Computer?

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November 21, 2008 2:34:28 AM

I just bought a western digital caviar black 1tb hard drive, I wanted to use this hard drive as a secondary hard drive to backup all my files. I currently have a 320gb hard drive as primary which is where the OS is Installed. (Win Vista Ultimate 32bit)

I plugged the 1tb hard drive in my computer and i checked Bios and is detected also in disk management is detected, but it just doesn't show in my computer, it only shows drive C: which is my 320gb disk.

I already formatted the disk but still doesn't show, do i forcefully have to partition the 1tb disk? I really want to keep it in one partition Not divided.

How can i make it show in My Computer? It must be a way, Please.
November 21, 2008 2:49:39 AM

Yeh, you can make one partition the full size of the drive in Disk Manager.
November 21, 2008 3:04:23 AM

try formating the new hard drive with a sofware, such as, partition magic, also be sure to make it slave
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November 21, 2008 3:47:53 AM

mhm. just go to Windows Disk Management and use that. I actually just had this problem today. :) 
November 21, 2008 3:02:20 PM

Winly said:
try formating the new hard drive with a sofware, such as, partition magic, also be sure to make it slave


This is a SATA 1tb hard drive they don't have jumpers, or is there a way to make a SATA Slave?
November 21, 2008 3:17:46 PM

the drive probably just isn't formatted. format it and you'll be good to go.
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November 21, 2008 3:22:43 PM

No, SATA don't work as primary and slave.

Just go to disk management, format the drive, and use it.
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