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I just installed Windows 7 to my SSD and when I go to "My Computer" it only shows my SSD drive. How do I enable my HDD?
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Right click my computer, manage, disk management, right click your drive to make patiton, asign a drive letter, now win7 will see your drive. smile.gif
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post #3 of 8
  1. Once at the desktop open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Disk Management and press Enter
  2. Then in there right click the HDD and assign a drive letter.
  3. Done
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Hmmm I tried that but this is all I can see
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this the drive new? just right click and format.
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this the drive new? just right click and format.
At the bottom you can see where it says "Disk 0" It has around 580 GB. When I right click it says "convert to dynamic disk" or "convert to GPT disk"
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post #7 of 8
Click the black and white space next to it.
Here is a guide...no need to initialize though. Just start at step 5.


How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows!

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How To Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows:
  1. Install disk in your PC and boot up.
  2. Once at the desktop open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Disk Management and press Enter
  3. You should get a window popup like this:
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    If so choose either MBR or GPT and click OK.
    Note: GPT allows you to create more than 4 partitions on the HDD and 2.2TB+ sized partitions as well.
  4. If you didn't get the popup then right click and select initialize the newly added drive under where it says the Disk # shown below:
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  5. Now right click the unallocated space and click create a New Simple Volume shown below:
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  6. Follow the on screen wizard by clicking Next
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  7. Specify your volume size, default is fine, and now click Next
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  8. Assign a drive letter to the drive and click Next
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  9. Format the partition and name the volume, default settings are fine
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  10. Now click Finish and you are done
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Click the black and white space next to it.
Here is a guide...no need to initialize though. Just start at step 5.
How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
How To Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows:
  1. Install disk in your PC and boot up.
  2. Once at the desktop open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Disk Management and press Enter
  3. You should get a window popup like this:
    317
    If so choose either MBR or GPT and click OK.
    Note: GPT allows you to create more than 4 partitions on the HDD and 2.2TB+ sized partitions as well.
  4. If you didn't get the popup then right click and select initialize the newly added drive under where it says the Disk # shown below:
    286
  5. Now right click the unallocated space and click create a New Simple Volume shown below:
    354
  6. Follow the on screen wizard by clicking Next
    401
  7. Specify your volume size, default is fine, and now click Next
    403
  8. Assign a drive letter to the drive and click Next
    401
  9. Format the partition and name the volume, default settings are fine
    402
  10. Now click Finish and you are done
    399

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