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hello. I need help

I have a problem with my second HDD

After a fresh install of Windows my second WD HDD is not detected

when I go to device manager the HDD is there

but in My computer it just not !! its like the drive is not connected

I have tried everuthing, even change the sata port but nothing, nada

help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #2 of 7
No partition. Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management

Click on Disk Mangement, you should see all your drives there. Right click on your non-partitioned (WD) drive and Create Simple Volume. Follow the wizard and then your done
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post #3 of 7
Yeah, you need to initialize the disk from Disk Management
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post #4 of 7
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Dude you rock, that did it !!

but in my other HDD I found some strange thing...that 101mb part of "unallocated" space

what is that ?? and what can I do with it ?? its a part of my boot drive

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post #5 of 7
It's a Win7 thing. It auto creates it when installed on a fresh system. Don't ask me why but it does.

Edit: Since its your secondary disk and not the system drive try just deleting the partition and recreating. It might do away with the unallocated space
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post #6 of 7
Oh yuck. You reinstalled Windows with both drives plugged in, so your boot files are still on the original. If one drive or the other ever has issues, the other will become unbootable.

I'd disconnect the second (old) drive and reinstall on your new one.
     
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by GTR Mclaren View Post
Dude you rock, that did it !!

but in my other HDD I found some strange thing...that 101mb part of "unallocated" space

what is that ?? and what can I do with it ?? its a part of my boot drive

The 100MB thing is part of Windows system Recovery,the only way to remove it is to boot from a XP or vista disk so when you get to the partion window, delete the partion that win 7 will be on & create a new one, then exit the install & install win 7 as usuall.
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