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Bios detects second HDD but Win7 Sp1 Doesn't

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March 14, 2012 6:40:03 PM

I recently got my hard drive in by mail, this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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?
March 14, 2012 9:09:52 PM

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.
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March 14, 2012 9:11:25 PM

No problems in device manger?
March 14, 2012 9:12:59 PM

rolli59 said:
No problems in device manger?


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

EDIT: Nope I don't see it there either
March 14, 2012 9:20:56 PM

Although, now that I think of it, is Daemon tools affecting this in anyway? I have a virtual BD set up
a c 260 G Storage
March 14, 2012 9:54:23 PM

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?
March 14, 2012 10:55:29 PM

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?
March 14, 2012 11:26:41 PM

No exclamation points anywhere

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March 14, 2012 11:39:47 PM
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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-insta...
March 15, 2012 12:43:28 AM

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-insta...


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...
March 15, 2012 12:44:08 AM

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a c 260 G Storage
March 15, 2012 12:47:50 AM

No problem!
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