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Bios detects second HDD but Win7 Sp1 Doesn't

I recently got my hard drive in by mail, this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136923

As said, it's detected by the bios but I can't see it in the OS. I checked disk management as well. I am operating on Windows 7 SP1 on an Asus G60VX-RBBX05.

Any ideas?
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  1. Right click my computer/ manage/ storage/ disk management allocate and assign drive letter.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-installed-disk-system
  2. rolli59 said:
    Right click my computer/ manage/ storage/ disk management allocate and assign drive letter.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] isk-system


    I think I'll reword this: I cannot see it within disk management, but the bios does see it.
  3. No problems in device manger?
  4. rolli59 said:
    No problems in device manger?


    Never thought of that... hang on...

    EDIT: Nope I don't see it there either
  5. Although, now that I think of it, is Daemon tools affecting this in anyway? I have a virtual BD set up
  6. Should not have daemon tools in a rig with 3 drives. What about disk controllers in Dev M nothing with exclamation marks and everything enabled in BIOS?
  7. Do I really want to enable everything in the bios? And nothing with device manager. I did a bit of research and realized the hard drive is "advanced format". What?
  8. Everything I am meaning disk controllers!
    Advanced format http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Format
  9. No exclamation points anywhere
  10. Best answer
    Changes are that the drive is dead even if seen in BIOS but have you tried this http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-installed-disk-system
  11. rolli59 said:
    Changes are that the drive is dead even if seen in BIOS but have you tried this http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/265764-32-guide-installed-disk-system


    Yep. It told me to go onto the forums and ask around. Anyway, I finally decided to mount it onto the desktop my family owns and I'm currently reformatting it. It said something about the current Windows 7 that's running being incompatible with GUID so it converted it into MFD... hopefully it'll work now.

    Sorry about wasting precious minutes of your life...
  12. Best answer selected by Alberio.
  13. No problem!
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