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I have a 2tb WD green when I was about to install the windows it detected me and I could have it as a choice to install the OS.

BUT when I installed the OS in my SD I could't see it. What should I do, the HD is already formated and I have some DATA in it.
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Hi, the last half of the last section of this article by microsoft http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ard-disk-drive has some info on what you can do although according to these instructions you may need to format the drive. I personally have never had this issue, but i don't have any hdd's bigger than 1.5 TB. Still you may want to do some basic trouble shooting like make sure all the plugs to your hard drive and mobo are connected tightly.
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No way sorry I cant format that HDD When I booted with...gparted I could see it as a normal drive with all of the others...But I can't while in Windows 7
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When you go into the bios does it show up?
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Sure I can see it while its in bios its listed as a PLUGGED HD
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Monster, right click My computer and choose Manage. Go to Disk Manangement

If you see the drive there with a black bar across the top you need to do quick format and label.

If not - I do not know, then. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post
Monster, right click My computer and choose Manage. Go to Disk Manangement

If you see the drive there with a black bar across the top you need to do quick format and label.

If not - I do not know, then. Sorry.
Please, I can't FORMAT there is data in there...if was as easy as format I wouldn't even ask you about it... be concious of the situation...alright?
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Monster, right click My computer and choose Manage. Go to Disk Manangement

If you see the drive there with a black bar across the top you need to do quick format and label.

If not - I do not know, then. Sorry.
I made the same mistake a few minutes ago....

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Please, I can't FORMAT there is data in there...if was as easy as format I wouldn't even ask you about it... be concious of the situation...alright?
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Originally Posted by bigkahuna360 View Post
I made the same mistake a few minutes ago....



Does it show up in HDDlife?
oops, sorry.
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