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So my primary hard drive is a 120gb ssd which I installed windows 7 on and my secondary is a 1GB Samsung HD103SJ, but when I open Computer, only the SSD is listed. The Samsung HDD is listed as active in the BIOS and is "working properly" according to Device Manager with the latest driver installed. I am dying to be able to use this hard drive so if anyone knows how to fix this please help! Thanks
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Sometimes, with an SSD in the system at least, I noticed you sometimes have to go into disk management, right click on the drive that is not showing up in my computer and there is something you click. It is so rare that I can't remember exactly, but you might be able to figure it out.

To get to disk management, right click on My Computer, click on manage and you will see it on the left.
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If the HDD isn't formatted it won't show up under My Computer. Search for Disk Management in your start search bar and click on "Create and manage hard disk partitions" and it should show up there as 'unallocated space'. Format the drive and you'll be able to use it as normal.
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How do I format it/what do I format it to?

EDIT: there is 931.41 GB marked unallocated in one of the sections and "100MB NTFS System Reserved" in the other
Edited by Fiyace - 5/20/11 at 11:40pm
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If you right click on the drive in my computer there should be a format option..
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I think I figured it out - let me know if this was done correctly:

Right clicked the disk and hit "Change Drive Letter and Paths...", and assigned it a letter. It only had 100GB available so I right clicked and hit Extend Volume, hit next, and finish. It now shows it as "931.41 GB NTFS" available.
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Originally Posted by Fiyace View Post
I think I figured it out - let me know if this was done correctly:

Right clicked the disk and hit "Change Drive Letter and Paths...", and assigned it a letter. It only had 100GB available so I right clicked and hit Extend Volume, hit next, and finish. It now shows it as "931.41 GB NTFS" available.
Yeh that sounds about right, I do recall it requiring assignment of a drive letter now.
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