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Successful Build, But Spinpoint F3 Not Recognised?

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 17, 2011 9:52:59 PM

Hello everyone,

Just got home from assisting a friend build his PC. Everything was successful and he's up and running. Windows 7 was installed on an SSD (http://www.scan.co.uk/products/60gb-corsair-force-serie...) with a 1TB Spinpoint F3 as storage. The F3 get's power and is recognised perfectly in Device Manager, however does not show as a storage drive inside My Computer.

It has puzzled me a little bit, I am wondering if the drive requires formatting before it will get recognised.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
October 17, 2011 10:59:57 PM
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All you need to do is to go into Windows, right click on the "My computer" icon on the desktop, click manage. Then it will go into the computer manager - from there go into Disk Management, choose the drive - format it (if need be) then assign a drive letter and you should be good to go.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 18, 2011 8:08:14 AM

Thanks G-Unit, i'll relay that to my friend to try out and see what he says.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 18, 2011 8:10:10 AM

Best answer selected by Griffolion.
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