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Cannot use second hard drive after using DBAN

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September 12, 2012 8:36:18 PM

Hi, I have a Dell Laptop with 2 hard drives in it. Operating system is Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I used Darik's Boot And Nuke to erase my hard drive because I plan to sell my laptop and I was able to reinstall Vista Home Premium 32 bit but when I go to "Computer" to view the list of hard drives, only one hard drive's listed. But then when I go to control panel>device manager< I can see two hard drives listed there, I updated all the drivers already. May I ask how can I fix this problem so that the second hard drive can be used again? I attached some images and I hope this can help explain the issue.



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http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/computer3q.jpg/

Many thanks in advance! Your help is much appreciated.

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September 12, 2012 8:40:25 PM

You would have to format the drive and make it active. DBAN erases everything on the drive.
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September 12, 2012 8:42:54 PM

Can yo see it in disk management?
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January 6, 2013 4:57:37 PM

rgd1101 said:
Can yo see it in disk management?


I have done the same thing. I boot Windows from my SSD and I wiped a mechanical hard drive. My BIOS recognized the drive but Windows doesn't.
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