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How to install a hard drive

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March 8, 2012 12:50:59 AM

Hi all,

I just installed a SSD w/ windows 7 and I scraped a hard drive from my old computer and removed partitions and it works perfectly because windows could see it when It asked where I wanted to download windows to.

The problem now is that I have a 500gb hard drive plugged in that I can see in my bios set up. But I cannot see it or save any information on it when I am in windows. Any one have any ideas? Really appreciate any help, thanks so much in advance!

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March 8, 2012 1:03:47 AM

Go to disc management in windows and format the drive for NTFS. It will then be functionable.
a b G Storage
March 8, 2012 1:19:03 AM

You may need to turn the volume "online" also.
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March 9, 2012 12:02:35 AM

It was online and in NTFS already, all I had to do was assign a drive letter and it showed up instantly. Thanks all for the help.