HDD Not Recognized by Windows Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Computer Storage Last response: November 13, 2010 10:40 AM in Storage Share Anonymous a b G Storage November 11, 2010 3:15:09 AM i just got a new western digital 2tb hard drive and it wont be recongnized by my computer and i try to go to disk managment and it says disk not ready helpppp More about : hdd recognized windows dEAne a b G Storage November 11, 2010 6:02:08 AM Please check both the data and power cable connected securely to this drive and go to your BIOS make sure this drive is detected then go back to Windows Disk Management. m 0 l buwish a b G Storage November 13, 2010 6:32:37 AM The title of this topic has been edited by Buwish m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Plumble a b G Storage November 13, 2010 10:40:13 AM Which motherboard do you have? A there are quite a few that will not recognise 2TB drives. Nvidia 750 chipset for instance. Some of the Asus boards as well. I even had to update firmware on my RAID cards to accept 1.5TB drives. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhy isn't my second hdd recognized after reinstall of windows 7 Forum Solvedinstalling Windows 7 from my HDD to my SDD. Do I need to re install Drivers and will the HDD be recognized? Forum SolvedMain SSD recognized, HDD not (Windows 8) 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 SolvedHDD Not recognized by Windows following fresh install on SDD Forum SolvedWD 2TB HDD's not recognized by windows 7/8 x64 Forum SolvedReplacing Windows 8 OEM with Windows 7 Professional -- HDD not recognized Forum SolvedUsed external HDD to boot Linux. Now it's not recognized by Windows Forum Old SATA HDD not recognized by Windows after installing new GPU? Forum HDD Recognized in BIOS but not Windows Forum 1 TB HDD not recognized in Windows XP SP 3 Forum SolvedSata HDD recognized in BIOS but not in windows Forum HDD not being recognized by Windows Forum Laptop HDD not recognized by BIOS, Windows cannot install, but HDD works. Forum 2Tb HDD only recognized as 232Gb in Windows but, the full 2Tb in BIOS Forum HDD not recognized by windows 7 HELP PLEASE Forum 1TB External USB HDD not recognized in Windows Forum Hdd not recognized by bios or windows Forum Windows 7 install HDD not recognized Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !