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New build, Windows doesnt recognize 2nd HDD

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February 21, 2013 6:54:28 AM

Hi I built a new computer. When I go into the BIOS the motherboard recognizes it but in windows I cannot get it to come up as a useable disk. I have windows installed on a SSD.

Specs.

ASrock970 extreme 4 Motherboard
AMD 8120 Processor
Kingston Hyperx 120 gb SSD
Seagate SV35 Series ST1000VX000 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive




Any help would be great. Thanks.

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February 21, 2013 7:03:13 AM

if this is a brand new drive then it likely has to be partitioned before windows can see it.

follow this guide for some help
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-manage-your-disks-using-d...
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February 21, 2013 7:25:01 AM

Best answer selected by nfg22.
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February 21, 2013 7:25:18 AM

Weird. My SSD was recognized right away. Thanks!
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February 21, 2013 7:28:55 AM

no problem, your ssd was recognized because during the initial windows installation windows took care of partitioning the drive and it only does this to the drive you select to install windows on.
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