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New HDD, Formatted, unable to find in My comp or use

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November 30, 2012 8:35:56 PM

Hey guys, I've been trollin the site for help but haven't found my answer yet so in the mean time...

OK, So im running Windows 8 pro/upgrade F Win 7. I have 3 drives working that were before Win 8, Bought my 2nd 3TB, Plugged it in, Found it, Formatted it, and restarted.

Now i want to use EET! What now...? like im really stuck, i cant figure out what I missed. Its been some time from my last 3tb so maybe im just rusty...

Ive tryed strollin through the BIOS to maybe find something but its a pretty simple menu, No luck. Google want find any questions regaurding Win 8 so idk if its only me on something new im not seeing.

I dont get any errors and im able to formatt it just fine, Named it and assigned it a letter, its NTFS, Simple drive, i tryed one quick and one uncheck quick format, thought maybe something happend idk.

I really dont feel like its a cable problem it im able to see/click/format just fine... but im gonna go do that to kill time hoping for a respnce.

Sucks cause i have 2 ATI 5870s and i really cant reach *** without pulling stuff out...

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November 30, 2012 8:45:52 PM

Can you see it in disk management? If so, does it have a drive letter assigned? If not give it one and it will be available in My Computer, Windows Explorer, etc. I assume that you used GPT since you already have another 3Tb. It does not sound like a cable issue so don't go digging around yet. :) 

And since you are an early Windows 8 adopter, who knows, perhaps you need a bios update even though it shows up in the bios?????
November 30, 2012 9:10:16 PM

Yah, Its name is Sexy3TB and its Letter S, I just played musical Plugs with my drives just incase, no diff.

I formatted it just fine, Just did a simple disk NTFS which is what i did with the rest, they seem to work fine
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November 30, 2012 9:21:07 PM

Side note, If I right click it in Disk Mgmt, all the normal options are lit up accept Open and Explore.
November 30, 2012 11:27:25 PM

Hey, Through a variety of things something finally click and i got it working. Last thing i did was one more "Delete Volume" And start again. I guess sometimes stuff just fugs up. But thanks for your help, Ill mark as solved

Anyway, i hope if someone gets the same prob its kinda somewhat help, Went in doubt, start over till it works...
November 30, 2012 11:29:21 PM

Best answer selected by ThatgGuyOverThere.