Hard drive issues Tags: Hard Drives Disk Management Storage Last response: July 7, 2012 5:56 PM in Storage Share shail12ja July 7, 2012 5:47:33 PM I just bought and installed a Seagate 2TB Internal Hard Drive, installation went fine and everything, boot menu recognizes it, Disk Management recognizes it, but My Computer doesn't. Disk Management is telling me that the hard drive is Unallocated, Online, and working correctly. When I right click on it though, I cannot format it, there's simply no option to do so. The hard drive will just be for storage... So my question is, how do I format it and get it ready to use. I thought it would just be a plug and play, but obviously I was way wrong. More about : hard drive issues | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove nhasian July 7, 2012 5:50:22 PM okay so everything is working properly! unallocated means you have not yet created any partitions. you can do so in the Disk Management tool. Create a new partition and format it as NTFS. then it will be assigned a drive letter. | Report abuse shail12ja July 7, 2012 5:53:46 PM Where in the Disk Management Tool? I see no options that will allow me to partition it, which is where I'm having the issue. | Report abuse shail12ja July 7, 2012 5:56:36 PM Ok, I found it now... Apparently you get different options when you right click on the drive itself. Thank you for your help Nhasian. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Hard drive issues> Related ressources: ForumCannot seem to find a solution - External Hard Drive Issues ForumHard drive failure, raid issues ForumHard Drive Issues and Data Loss. Please Help! ForumHardware/software issues w/ hard drive test/wipe system setup + REWARD ForumInternal Samsung hard drive issues ForumHard Drive issues . ForumHard drive issues Forum3TB hard drive boot issues ForumExternal Hard Drive Issues ForumBoot Issues - Adding 2nd Hard Drive ForumNew hard drive install issues ForumCould my current issues be caused by a fragmented hard drive ? ForumRecent build - Hard Drive Issues (long) ForumGigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H Issues - Can't read hard drive anymore. ForumMotherboard won't recognize hard drive , SATA port issues ? ForumNew to computer design- Hard Drive issues ForumWindows 7 system hard drive install/boot issues ForumHaving issues opening a 1 tb hard drive (almost full) without the OS asking me t ForumSamsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vertex Forum[Solved] Hard drive issues More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !