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Pc recognizes second hard drive as a cd/dvd so will not allow format

Last response: in Storage
September 22, 2011 3:40:34 PM

How do I get windows vista to "see" my second hard drive (new 1Tb seagate)as a hard drive so I can do a format it recognized the new drive as a cd drive so I cannot format
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September 23, 2011 2:59:47 AM

Check if the device type in the BIOS is correct.
October 3, 2011 3:05:49 PM

that was no help at all, I was able to get the unit formatted by going into control panel, administrative tools, storage,disk management which allowed the format.