Step by Step install 2nd HDD in Desktop Tags: Hard Drives Desktops Computer Storage Last response: September 22, 2011 1:55 AM in Storage Share andy311 September 21, 2011 11:46:49 PM Hello, I understand how to initialize and format the hdd. I am just making sure i am physically installing the HDD correctly. I had a problem with one and making sure it wasnt me I turned off computer and unplugged everything. Physically installed HDD connecting power and data. Turned computer back on. Anything i need to do in bios before starting windows ? does this sound correct ? thanks More about : step step install 2nd hdd desktop larkspur a b G Storage September 22, 2011 12:04:04 AM You should be all set. You shouldn't need to do anything in the BIOS. Windows should boot normally and you should see the empty volume in My Computer. If the drive doesn't show up in Windows or runs really slow then let us know. Ubrales a c 90 G Storage September 22, 2011 1:03:17 AM The only thing left to do would be to 'NTFS' format the new drive. Related resources W7 hangs when 2nd HDD is connected, OS installed to 1st HDD - Forum Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC - Forum Step by step Linux installation guide v.2010.02.21 - Fedora 12 x86_64 - Forum The next step in my gaming-CrossfireX? - Forum Taking First Step into LC build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer andy311 September 22, 2011 1:50:51 AM Thanks for the help, i figured i was doing it right just had 2 bad HDD's in a row and wanted to make sure it wasn't me Ubrales a c 90 G Storage September 22, 2011 1:55:02 AM andy311 said:Thanks for the help, i figured i was doing it right just had 2 bad HDD's in a row and wanted to make sure it wasn't me That happens when they are from the same bad batch. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFirst Build, two step ForumStep By Step Instructions ForumFace to face with the 2nd step .... ForumHDD Won't boot After 2nd HDD Install ForumIs there a step by step giude to installing memory sticks ForumReal hardware gurus, step in. ForumSuggestions for a logical step up from old system ForumWin 7 post OS install RAID 1 on 2nd 3rd HDD ? ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumHDD Failure Forum[Solved] Hitachi HDD SATA goes undetected ForumHow to transfer 250Gb of Data from desktop to laptop ForumStore external HDD internally (for backup) ForumSeagate HDD reliability Forum[Solved] Is it possible to ghost a HDD intall to a SSD raid? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !