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. m 0 l Ubrales a c 116 G Storage September 22, 2011 1:03:17 AM The only thing left to do would be to 'NTFS' format the new drive. m 0 l Related resources Installing 4TB HDD - Step by Step needed - Forum Need some sort of step by step diagram on how to install a CPU without bending pins - Forum WIN7 SSD install hanging on last step - Forum Help me - Install windows 7 error at partition step - Forum Need step by step desktop building guides ? - 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 m 0 l Ubrales a c 116 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I have lexmark Z816 printer for windows 8.... need step by step instructions to install....help please! Forum Face to face with the 2nd step.... Forum SSD + HDD step-by-step guide Forum how do i install windows 7 on my toshiba laptop step by step Forum SolvedStep-by-step SSD Installation Help Forum Last step: Backup of old HDD files Forum SolvedSSD Installation step by step... Forum SolvedWindows re-install, need to wipe 2nd hdd? Forum How to Disable Intel Speed Step EIST in Desktop PC? Forum How to install win xp on laptop dell i3 for details step Forum Steps to installing Custome Desktop PC Forum Step by step guide to install xp in multiple systems at one time Forum How to install fedora 12 step by step Forum How to install exchange server 2003 step by step Forum Wanted: Step by Step Guide for New System Install Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !