I just built my new desktop not much longer than a day ago. I installed the OS (windows 7 home premium 64bit) to my SSD (Corsair 120gb). So the computer is completely up and running, minus one little thing. I can't save anything to my HDD (WD Caviar Blue 500gb). It is recognized by the BIOS and shows up in the device manager, but when I either try and save something to it or go to Windows Explorer then computer, it isn't there as an option. I went to geek squad to see if they could give me a quick fix, but the just told me to try downloading SP1 (service pack 1) for windows 7, although I already have that downloaded. Obviously it didn't work >.< ha. Any suggestions? I figured this would be the best place to go since every is pretty nice and reply to questions SUPER fast ha.
It is a brand new HDD, and no I have not >.< ha. I'm sort of new to the whole building my own computer, so I'm a little bit of a noob. But I do know enough to get by, so just point me in the right direction and I should be able to figure it out.
It does show up in that, it says "Disk 0 Basic 465.76 GB Unallocated Online"
It has to be set up there.
Do you wan to use the whole drive as 1 big partition, or do you want to split it up? Once you figure that out, you can create the partitions, format them, and assign a drive letter to them, all from within device manager.