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I just installed my 500GB HDD on my computer because I was running windows only with my SSD (specs below) When I installed my HDD how do I make it usable?

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post #2 of 11
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Basically, I just installed my new 500GB HDD and I want to know how to set it up to make it usable.

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Really need some help

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post #4 of 11
did you try this?
assign a drive letter in disk management .... Open control
panel>administrative tools>computer management>disk management. R-click the
drive and assign the letter and a name. smile.gif

[edit] also right-click the disk you want to initialize, and then click Initialize Disk first
Edited by stubass - 4/21/12 at 2:40pm
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post #5 of 11
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342

Don't see that anywhere /:
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hmmm, i think in bios you may have it set to RAID and not ACHI thinking.gif
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post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

hmmm, i think in bios you may have it set to RAID and not ACHI thinking.gif

I'll go check on what it is.
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

hmmm, i think in bios you may have it set to RAID and not ACHI thinking.gif

I'll go check on what it is.
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post #9 of 11
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter
post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  7. Type assign, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter

Thank you so much!

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