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Computer detects HDD in BIOS, but not after I boot up

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June 18, 2012 11:38:19 PM

So I have yet another problem.

In my computer build, I installed both a 128 SSD and a 1TB HDD. When I got the computer to start for the first time, I left the HDD unplugged so that I could boot my OS from the SSD. The plan was to get everything up and running, then go back and connect the HDD.

I have the HDD plugged in now, but when I go to check it on my computer all it shows is the SSD. I've gone into BIOS and saw that it recognized that a Western Digital Caviar 1TB hard drive was plugged into my SATA3 port, but I can't seem to store anything on it or access it at all otherwise.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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June 19, 2012 12:18:07 AM

You have to go into windows disk management and partition that drive, otherwise it won't recognize it.

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June 19, 2012 1:03:36 AM

Best answer selected by tjyacko.
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June 19, 2012 1:04:46 AM

cranked said:
You have to go into windows disk management and partition that drive, otherwise it won't recognize it.



Awesome, done and done. My computer is finally 100% up and running!
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