Solved New build, Windows doesnt recognize 2nd HDD Tags: Hard Drives New Build Storage Last response: February 21, 2013 7:28 AM in Storage Share nfg22 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. More about : build windows doesnt recognize 2nd hdd | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to nfg22 Register or log in to remove Best solution flank2 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... | Report abuse Reply to flank2 nfg22 February 21, 2013 7:25:01 AM Best answer selected by nfg22. | Report abuse Reply to nfg22 nfg22 February 21, 2013 7:25:18 AM Weird. My SSD was recognized right away. Thanks! | Report abuse Reply to nfg22 flank2 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. | Report abuse Reply to flank2 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>New build, Windows doesnt recognize 2nd HDD> Related ressources: ForumWhy doesn't Windows 8 recognize my 2nd SATA HDD ? Forum[Solved] Why doesn\'t Windows 8 recognize my 2nd SATA HDD ? ForumLil help-Month old build and still havent set up 2nd 1TB HDD ForumComputer doesnt recognize 2nd internal hard drive ForumNew build - 2nd HDD not seen by W7 ForumPut together my build the other day, Doesn't recognize GFX card ForumNew Build - Mobo Doesn't Recognize SATA HD's Forumnew build doesn't recognize old HD. ForumNew 2nd SATA2 HDD causing old 1st SATA1 HDD to fail? ForumPROBLEM!! Finished Install, Win 7 doesn't see 2nd HDD ForumWindows 7 doesn't recognize the HDD of toshiba qosmio. Help? Forum2nd SATA drive detected in BIOS but NOT in Windows Disk Management Forum2nd HDD not recognized in Disk Management ForumComputer doesn't Recognize HDD ForumUpgraded to ssd and now hdd wont recognize ? ForumHow do I move from HDD to SSD Forum2Tb Internal HDD Advice.Seagate or WD or Toshiba ? ForumSATA III HDD on SATA II Motherboard ForumWindows 8 won't boot in RAID mode ForumHDD Wipe Utility More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !