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November 6, 2012 7:42:58 PM

I just built my first pc. When I go under the computer settings my SSD is there and I can see its files but not my HDD. It will not let me select the HDD as a place to save to. When I go under the control panel it shows up in the list and the computer says that it is working properly.

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2012 8:02:21 PM

Is it initialized and partitioned?
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November 6, 2012 8:16:06 PM

Deemo13 said:
Is it initialized and partitioned?

I guess not since I have no idea what that means. Could you please tell me what it is?
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2012 8:24:22 PM

If its brand new, you are going to need to go into the "Computer" section of your Windows (assuming you are running 7).

Then, when you can see your SSD with how much storage, navigate over to the left side of the window, where it says "Computer" again.

Right click on computer and hit "Manage."

Then go down to "Disk Management." If the HDD is not initialized, it will appear with a black stripe. Then you just need to create a new partition that extends the length of the drive.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2012 8:25:37 PM

check disk management

control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management
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November 6, 2012 8:31:22 PM

Best answer selected by TIER1_Christian.
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November 6, 2012 8:32:14 PM

Deemo13 said:
If its brand new, you are going to need to go into the "Computer" section of your Windows (assuming you are running 7).

Then, when you can see your SSD with how much storage, navigate over to the left side of the window, where it says "Computer" again.

Right click on computer and hit "Manage."

Then go down to "Disk Management." If the HDD is not initialized, it will appear with a black stripe. Then you just need to create a new partition that extends the length of the drive.


Thanks a lot. It is usable now.
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 6, 2012 8:33:04 PM

anonymous1 said:
check disk management

control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management


Guess I took the long way around lol.
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