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New Build PC - Not recognizing HD

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November 19, 2012 3:36:29 PM

Hello

So I literally built my first new PC last week. I've never built a pc before, only purchased prebuilt systems (keep this in mind when giving me advice).

I purchased 2 hard drives for the system, a standard mechanical 1 tb western digital and a 128 gb ssd. I installed Windows 8 64 bit onto the SSD and here's where the problem occurs.

When I go into My computer it shows the ssd and evne shows the external usb harddrive I have but not the mechanical 1 tb drive I have installed. However, when I go into the device manager I can see the 1 tb drive which tells me everything is hooked up properly. I'm not able ot instal anything to the standard drive since I can't get it to show up on installation menus.

If you need my system specs I can provide them. Interested in getting your thoughts.

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November 19, 2012 10:02:34 PM

Bump :) 
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November 19, 2012 10:23:16 PM

you should go to disk management
control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management
from there you can create the volume and format it for use.
November 19, 2012 11:33:11 PM

If they arent visable in disk management you might not have connected the sata properly in the hard drive (I've embarrassingly done it before lol).

It could be a DOA too
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