Pc recognizes second hard drive as a cd/dvd so will not allow format Tags: Hard Drives Format Storage Last response: October 3, 2011 3:05 PM in Storage Share thenoise279 September 22, 2011 3:40:34 PM Hello, 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 More about : recognizes hard drive dvd format GhislainG a b G Storage September 23, 2011 2:59:47 AM Check if the device type in the BIOS is correct. thenoise279 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumPC won't recognize hard-drive until I use boot CD/DVD . HELP?! ForumHow to install Win XP on second Hard drive using Win 7 ForumAdded 2nd hard drive , now CD/DVD R/W is not recognized ForumCd/dvd driver for win 7 ForumAdding a second hard drive problem ForumXP Won't Boot WIth Large Hard Drive ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumSecond Hard-drive has 'vanished'.. ForumWindows only recognizes 32 MB of my hard drive ForumSecond Hard-Drive - Sizing Problems ForumHow to format a hard drive from bios setting ForumPossible Hard Drive failure. ForumWindows 7 Installation Disk won't use/ format hard drive Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !