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Windows 7 doesnt recognize WD Sata Drive

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March 31, 2011 11:36:25 PM

hey everyone. just a a few questions in regards to sata drives. I have two sata HD's inside my new machine I just built. I have a WD Cavier Black Sata 6g 32mb cache 500g 7200rpm and a Samsung Spinpoint Sata 3g F2 1 tb 7200rpm 32 mb cache. I installed Windows 7 on the Samsung and that shows up fine under Hard Drives, but when I get into windows 7 it does not recognize the WD 500g??? I have the new Asus H67 M Evo with the new updated BIOS. Im really confused on what to do since this is my first time using windows. NEED HELP ASAP!!!
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a c 93 G Storage
April 1, 2011 12:01:29 AM

is the WD recognized in your BIOS?

can you see the WD in the Disk Manager of Windows?
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April 1, 2011 12:05:09 AM

yea I see it in the BIOS and in Device Manager
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a c 93 G Storage
April 1, 2011 12:07:08 AM

in the Disk Manager does it have a drive letter assigned?

if not you might have to partition, and format it here in the Disk Manager
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April 1, 2011 12:08:56 AM

not sure ill take a look. thanks for you help too by the way
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April 1, 2011 12:13:21 AM

where do I find disk manager. i see device manager but no disk manager.
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April 1, 2011 12:15:02 AM

Emerald said:
in the Disk Manager does it have a drive letter assigned?

if not you might have to partition, and format it here in the Disk Manager


how to I partition the disk? its cavier black 6 g so want to make sure this thing is running.
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April 1, 2011 1:03:07 AM

thanks !!!!
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