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Hard drive listed as CD drive... HELP!!!

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September 21, 2011 10:01:16 PM

Hello everyone… After getting some great tips on the forums, I built myself a great pc thank you all for the tips.

The pc is running great, but I have run into a problem that has me going crazy…
I bought and WD 1.5 terabyte HD to going along with the Samsung 1.0 terabyte I install with the build. For some reason the WD hard drive shows up as CD rom drive when I click the icon it says insert disc. When I go to my device manager, it shows up as storage device, I right click on it and it gives me no option to format it (I figured if I could format it this would solve the problem).

Please someone help me solve this problem before it drives me crazy… Thank you…
a b G Storage
September 21, 2011 11:47:20 PM

Just to be clear, this is an internal drive, or external? If internal, have you gone into the BIOS to make sure it is not set up as a CD/DVD drive?
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a b G Storage
September 22, 2011 12:06:51 AM

I think that you are confusing yourself. Go to Disk management and partition and format the drive.
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September 22, 2011 12:16:58 AM

In disk managment it shows up as cd drive.
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September 22, 2011 12:20:16 AM

Actually in disk managment it shows up as hard drive and cd drive
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a b G Storage
September 22, 2011 12:34:06 PM

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Actually in disk managment it shows up as hard drive and cd drive


How can it do that? I have never seen that before, a screen shot would be nice. What hapens when you try to partition and format it in disk management?
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