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Sata hdd not recognized

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October 13, 2010 11:02:07 PM

My SATA WD10EALs Western Digital Hard Disk Drive is not recognized.
I can see it on BIOS, it says it is enabled but I can't see it in windows explorer.
I connected all the cables and run a scan in BIOS and everything seems to be fine. When I launch windows 7 I can't see it anywhere!
I have Windows 7.
Do you have any idea what's going on?

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a b G Storage
October 14, 2010 12:21:47 AM

If you right click My Computer, click Manage, and go to the Disk Management utility, does it display there?
a c 415 G Storage
October 14, 2010 12:48:40 AM

...and, assuming you do see it in the LOWER portion of the right pane in Disk Management, if it doesn't show a drive letter then you need to right-click it, create a volume and format it. Once you do that it'll pick up the next available drive letter and be visible in Windows Explorer.
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October 14, 2010 5:39:43 AM

and , do you have another hdd on your pc?
October 14, 2010 10:45:52 AM

Yes, I do have another HDD on my PC.
October 14, 2010 10:58:01 AM

Thanks!!!! Pyroflea and sminlal!

I have followed your instructions and the problem is solved!!!!