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What am I missing?

I have 3 drives; 1 SSD which is my Windows 7 boot drive; and have a 300GB WD Velociraptor SATA II that has my games because I had to RMA my Velociraptor 500GB SATA III drive. I just got it back and put it in. Why is Windows now showing it in "computer" tab yet in device manager it's there and says, "device working properly."
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    Because it needs to be initialized or formatted or both.

    Control panel, administration tools, computer manager, disk manager. See if it shows in there.

    You should get a popup saying this drive needs to be initialized. IF not, right click on the drive letter itself to initalize it or right click on the empty space and make a new partition.
  2. getochkn said:
    Because it needs to be initialized or formatted or both.

    Control panel, administration tools, computer manager, disk manager. See if it shows in there.

    You should get a popup saying this drive needs to be initialized. IF not, right click on the drive letter itself to initalize it or right click on the empty space and make a new partition.



    Yes, it's there. Shows unallocated but online. If I right click it, a window pops up saying, New simple volume, sew striped volume, new spanned volume. (and of course, help and properties).

    There is no drive letter next to it.
  3. Then make a new simple vloume and it will give the choices to format it, give it drive letter, etc.
  4. Ok. If I mess it up, I can always undo it?
  5. If it's a blank drive, there isn't much to mess up. lol. You're just making a new volume and formatting the drive. I assume it has to be empty if they sent you a new one.
  6. getochkn said:
    If it's a blank drive, there isn't much to mess up. lol. You're just making a new volume and formatting the drive. I assume it has to be empty if they sent you a new one.



    Got it. Did, it. It works :) Thank you!
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