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Terabyte internal hdd not showing up anywhere but BIOs after installing windows

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September 7, 2012 12:18:12 AM

I recently upgraded my computer from 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Windows 7. Mysteriously, after the install, the seagate terabyte didnt show up anywhere. it would only show up in the BIOs, nowhere else. i have checked device manager, all that type of stuff, and i am really lost. i really need some help.
September 7, 2012 1:07:25 AM

its not listed under disk drives in device manager?
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September 7, 2012 1:22:51 AM

flank21 said:
its not listed under disk drives in device manager?

No. i've already tried and gone through all of that. It's inaccessible through the OS completely, but when I boot up the computer I can see it listed under connected hd's.
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September 7, 2012 1:27:46 AM

interesting, and how is it connected? like ide/sata directly to the mobo or a add-in controller card, usb, esata, etc...
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September 7, 2012 1:32:48 AM

flank21 said:
interesting, and how is it connected? like ide/sata directly to the mobo or a add-in controller card, usb, esata, etc...

i'm not too familiar with hard drives but the power cord is a thick red cable and the data transfer cable (I believe) is a jumble of 3 cords
however this could be every hd and i'm ignorant...
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September 7, 2012 2:33:57 AM

does it look like this



if so then this is a drive that is actually is inside your computer case.
try this
open the start menu
type
diskmgmt.msc
hit enter
is it listing your drive there?
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September 8, 2012 7:56:50 AM

moiledspilk said:
yes i'm fully aware it's in the computer case.
It's not listing my drive.


yes you know but you're assuming everyone here knows as well. I would try to install any updates for your drive controller.
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September 8, 2012 9:09:30 PM

flank21 said:
yes you know but you're assuming everyone here knows as well. I would try to install any updates for your drive controller.

How do i find out updates for my drive controller?
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September 9, 2012 12:36:35 AM

from the manufacturer's website or the motherboard manufacturer;s website
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