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August 11, 2012 8:43:14 PM

Hello,
Installed Windows 7 4 days ago. On the 4th day windows 7 would not open. Formatted 2nd hard drive, now disk manager will only show c; drive. But 2nd hard drive t: local will show in My Computer, and in Bios. T-series. Need help bad please

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August 12, 2012 1:04:44 AM

More detail! So your first drive quit working after 4 days so you installed windows on your 2nd hard drive. Now you are using the 2nd drive as the primary and you want to be able to use your 1st drive as storage? It shows up in my computer and bios. Have you reformatted the drive?
August 12, 2012 1:19:15 AM

You must Partition the drive for it to show up in windows. Find "Create and format hard disk Partitions" in the search bar, your disk should show up there. If it doesn't, then you'll have to manually do it through CMD, and then go into Disk Manager and assign it a letter and format it as NTFS.

Here's how to do that: http://www.7tutorials.com/command-prompt-advanced-disk-...
August 12, 2012 4:16:43 AM

Needhelpbad_72 said:
Hello,
Installed Windows 7 4 days ago. On the 4th day windows 7 would not open. Formatted 2nd hard drive, now disk manager will only show c; drive. But 2nd hard drive t: local will show in My Computer, and in Bios. T-series. Need help bad please



I have two 500GB Hitachi hard drives in stalled in my computer. The C; drive has windows xp installed on it. The second drive had windows 7 as of 4 days ago. Tried to start windows 7 and will not boot up. Reformatted the t; drive so now it is completely blank. Still have windows xp on my c: drive. The problem is the t:local drive will not appear in the device manager, but will show in My Computer.
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