I hope you can help me. I recently built a desktop computer and added two hard drives. The C hard drive is a 500G and works fine. The second hard drive is a 1T for data storage and I can see it in both the disk management window and the device manager, but I am having difficulty allocating it. The information says that it is a basic, 931.51 GB, unallocated drive. I am sure that there is a very simple way of activating this hard drive, but I am obviously not figuring out how to do that. Are you able to help?
Action - from what I recall in XP (which is probably translatable to 7) is that you go to the unallocated portion of your drive, right click on it, and you should have the option to set it as an active partiton and format it to NTFS (if that's what you want obviously). Did you try that already?