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Need Help! First Build, HDD shows in BIOS but not in Win7?

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January 20, 2012 6:46:37 AM

Hello all,

So, I have my system up and running (first build wooo!) and the SSD is working awesome, I have sucsessfully installed win7 64bit on the drive no problems. My issue is I cant figure out how to set up my secondary drive WD Green 750 GB, it shows up in the BIOS after I get to the advanced menu but right before the whole OS boots up it displays hard drive not detected? And as a result its not recognized by the OS in My Comp.

I have it connected on the MOBO via a 3G/b sata connection and the proper sata connection from the power supply. Like I said EVERYTHING is working great except the HDD. Is there a specific way to configure it for storage, because as of now its only showing up in the BIOS.

Thank you in advance!
January 20, 2012 7:04:02 AM

Did you format the drive during installation?
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January 20, 2012 7:08:06 AM

no I didnt, how do I go about that? Im somewhat of a noob haha. please enlighten me, I have a asus p678-v pro motherboard if that helps.
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January 20, 2012 7:09:30 AM


Right click My Computer and choose Manage, you should see Disk-management near the bottom of that list.

Initialize/format your disk here and it will be available for normal use.
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January 20, 2012 7:10:43 AM

Hello... with Windows7 you now have to allow Windows/user to use it so to say... Right click computer/Manage/Disk Management... If you see the drive click on it for more options such as format/active/drive letter.
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January 20, 2012 7:14:44 AM

You need to go into computer management and add it:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Instal...


" Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management.‌ Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management, and then look for the new drive."
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January 20, 2012 7:16:02 AM

oh my god I feel embarrassed. thank you SO much.^^^^ I thought newegg did me dirty for a bit. you guys rule.
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January 20, 2012 7:17:06 AM

Best answer selected by ghostXI.
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January 20, 2012 10:26:04 AM

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