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How to detect new HDD?

Last response: in Storage
January 17, 2013 1:45:25 PM

Hello, i had windows xp 32 bit and i installed win 7 64 bit, but how can i detect 500GB HDD? I got 2 HDD's one from 2005 its 80GB and it works perfect and one of 500GB(its Seagate 7200rpm) So on new windows 7 it doesn't show it and i can't enter files on it. I got lots of games there and important stuff. My windows 7 is installed on 80GB HDD and like i said i can't see one of 500GB. So the question is how can i see 500GB HDD and get access to all that files without deleting them? Thanks

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a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 1:50:26 PM

Check if you have any exclamation marks in Device Manager (right click Computer, Properties, Device Manager)

Also what motherboard do you have?
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 1:51:28 PM

Can you see the hard drive when you go into bios?
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January 17, 2013 2:45:23 PM

Soda-88 my motherboard is H61 M P20 G3 its MSI.
zdbc13 i can see it bios.
any more information?
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 3:04:33 PM

Go to Computer Management and choose Disk Management. Can you see all your drives there? What do they say?
January 17, 2013 3:25:19 PM

zdbc13 in Disk Management i see:
C: Healthy(Boot,Page File,Crash Dump,Primary Partition) 76GB thats the one win 7 is in
E: Healthy(Active,primary partition) flash drive of 16GB
HDD(name of that drive) Healthy(System,Active,primary partition 465GB
all are shown there. Whats the next step?
Soda-88 If install those will it be fixed?
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 3:26:44 PM

I second the idea of updating your drivers. Does the HDD have an option to "Explore". If so click on that.
January 17, 2013 3:50:30 PM

I can only do "explore" only on HDD where the Win 7 is installed. So do i get drivers what soda said and im done? just install?
a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 5:49:20 PM

Install and see if that helps. If not get back to us.