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 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... Share nfg22 February 21, 2013 7:25:01 AM Best answer selected by nfg22. m 0 l Related resources Why doesn't Windows 8 recognize my 2nd SATA HDD? - Forum [Solved] Why doesn\'t Windows 8 recognize my 2nd SATA HDD? - Forum New build won't boot when I install gpu; system doesn't recognize hdd - Forum Windows XP Installer Doesn't Recognize New HDD - Forum Win 8 Doesn't Recognize 2nd HDD - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nfg22 February 21, 2013 7:25:18 AM Weird. My SSD was recognized right away. Thanks! m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows XP doesn't recognize full HDD? Help! Forum Windows 7 doesn't recognize the information on my 2nd harddrive, it will not all Forum windows 8 doesn't recognize my hdd Forum SolvedWindows doesn't recognize new SAS drive Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum SolvedNew build, bios recognizes dvd drive/HDD but not windows 7 disc Forum New PC Build - Windows 8.1 only recognizes SSD but not HDD Forum Windows doesnt recognize my new headset Forum SolvedWin7 won't recognize 2ND HDD Forum Windows 8 recognizes 2nd Hard Drive, but BIOS doesn't Forum Windows 7 doesn't recognize the HDD of toshiba qosmio. Help? Forum Faulty PCI-E slot? Mobo doesn't recognize 2nd GPU! Forum SolvedWin 7 Doesn't recognize 2nd HD. Forum Windows doesn't recognize my new Hard Drive Forum SolvedNew build doesn't see windows 7 cd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !