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March 29, 2012 6:26:19 PM

Okay so here are my specs

i5-2500k
2x4GB RAM
Asus p8z68-v pro
crucial m4 128gb ssd
caviar black 1tb hdd
gtx 680

So my question is for some reason my hdd isn't appearing in windows but it appears in bios. What could be the cause and how can I fix this. Thank you in advance.

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March 29, 2012 6:39:48 PM

What do you mean not appearing in Windows? As in, not appearing in My Computer?

Press Start
Right Click Computer
Click Manage
Go in Disk Management
Select the WD Caviar Black and format it

or

Click Start
type CMD
Ctrl+Shift+Enter

  1. diskpart
  2. list disk


If the WD Caviar Black appears in the list, remember the Disk #

  1. select disk #
  2. clean
  3. convert mbr *(not absolutely necessary, but might as well)*
  4. create partition primary
  5. select partition 1
  6. format fs=ntfs quick


Both methods should work, especially if the drive appears in BIOS...
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March 29, 2012 7:50:51 PM

quicksand10 said:
What do you mean not appearing in Windows? As in, not appearing in My Computer?

Press Start
Right Click Computer
Click Manage
Go in Disk Management
Select the WD Caviar Black and format it

or

Click Start
type CMD
Ctrl+Shift+Enter

  1. diskpart
  2. list disk


If the WD Caviar Black appears in the list, remember the Disk #

  1. select disk #
  2. clean
  3. convert mbr *(not absolutely necessary, but might as well)*
  4. create partition primary
  5. select partition 1
  6. format fs=ntfs quick


Both methods should work, especially if the drive appears in BIOS...


"Says windows cannot delete system partition on this disk" when i try to format it.
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March 29, 2012 8:33:28 PM

Weird.

Did you run CMD as administrator? (Ctrl+Shift+Enter)

Try
  1. diskpart
  2. list disk
  3. select disk #
  4. list partition


Find the 100MB partition #

  1. select partition #
  2. delete partition
  3. clean
  4. convert mbr
  5. create partition primary
  6. select partition 1
  7. format fs=ntfs quick


Check if this works.

Edited for clarity.
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March 29, 2012 8:45:17 PM

Thanks for your help I ended up finding a solution. The unallocated part of the disk I right click and clicked on extend volume and picked the rest of what was unallocated and labeled it as drive E, quick formatted it and now it appears in my computer. If it wasn't for your help I would of never found it anyway so Thank You.
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March 29, 2012 8:45:37 PM

Best answer selected by aRodr1guez.
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