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WD 500GB Drive isn't recognized by Windows

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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?
a b G Storage
August 2, 2012 4:00:31 AM

the that drive the only drive in there?
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August 2, 2012 4:06:08 AM

i have a corsair ssd as my boot drive
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a b G Storage
August 2, 2012 4:20:50 AM

is the bios settings for the drives on achi?
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a b G Storage
August 2, 2012 4:36:22 AM

its a hard drive setting found in the bios.
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August 2, 2012 4:37:04 AM

what's that?
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August 2, 2012 4:44:35 AM

no i dont think so. but honestly cant find that
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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.
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August 2, 2012 4:59:58 AM

yeah its set to ACHI
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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.
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August 2, 2012 5:05:06 AM

That got it! haha thank you!
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August 2, 2012 5:08:06 AM

Best answer selected by adambom.
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