Solved WD 500GB Drive isn't recognized by Windows Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: August 2, 2012 5:08 AM in Storage Share adambom August 2, 2012 3:46:20 AM So I built my first computer and my Caviar Black hard drive is recognized by BIOS but not by Windows 7. Does anyone know why? More about : 500gb drive recognized windows dudewitbow a b G Storage August 2, 2012 4:00:31 AM the that drive the only drive in there? adambom August 2, 2012 4:06:08 AM i have a corsair ssd as my boot drive Related resources Iomega eGo 500GB External Hard Drive isn't recognized - Forum WD Caviar 500GB Serial ATA HD not recognized in BIOS - Forum Help HDD isn't recognized - Forum Help HDD isn't recognized - Forum Help HDD isn't recognized - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dudewitbow a b G Storage August 2, 2012 4:20:50 AM is the bios settings for the drives on achi? dudewitbow a b G Storage August 2, 2012 4:36:22 AM its a hard drive setting found in the bios. adambom August 2, 2012 4:37:04 AM what's that? adambom August 2, 2012 4:44:35 AM no i dont think so. but honestly cant find that dudewitbow a b G Storage August 2, 2012 4:46:09 AM there should be a setting that usually is default labeled "IDE" which should be changed to ACHI, but before doing so, there is a registry edit you will have to do to avoid having to reinstall windows again probably to set it to ACHI. adambom August 2, 2012 4:59:58 AM yeah its set to ACHI Best solution dudewitbow a b G Storage August 2, 2012 5:02:45 AM is that drive formatted? if not right click My computer>Manage>disc management also try using the western digital advanced formatting tool if its still not working. adambom August 2, 2012 5:05:06 AM That got it! haha thank you! adambom August 2, 2012 5:08:06 AM Best answer selected by adambom. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWD Passport isn't recognized with USB 3.0 card Forum[Solved] Iomega eGo 500GB External Hard Drive isn\'t recognized ForumWD Caviar Blue 500GB Hard drive not being shown... Forum500gb WD external hard drive not being recognized by my mac powerbook ForumMy 2TB external hard drive isn\'t recognized by my computer now ForumBrand new external hard drive isn't recognized and unable to format ForumWD My Passport Essential 500GB drive not working ForumWD SATA 1TB Not Recognized ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumMy iomega potable hard drive beeps continually when plugged in ForumLaptop not picking up USB flash drive ForumWhile in RAID Windows's cant find DVD drivers ForumWD Scorpio blue 500gb HDD not working ForumHow to remove write protect sandisk pen drive ForumWhat kind hard drive(s)? for gaming PC help! More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !