WD 500GB Drive isn't recognized by Windows

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?
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  1. the that drive the only drive in there?
  2. i have a corsair ssd as my boot drive
  3. is the bios settings for the drives on achi?
  4. its a hard drive setting found in the bios.
  5. what's that?
  6. no i dont think so. but honestly cant find that
  7. 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.
  8. yeah its set to ACHI
  9. Best answer
    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.
  10. That got it! haha thank you!
  11. Best answer selected by adambom.
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