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Windows did not detect my newly bought hard drive

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hi. i just bought a new hard drive and it doesn't show up in My Computer. but in bios and HWMonitor the HDD is in there. need your help. thanks.
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You probably need to mount/format it. Right click "My computer", go to manage, then disk management. Do you see it there?
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You have to go to Windows Disk Management and assign a Drive letter to your disk,

after you choose a drive letter it will show up in My Computer biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 9
You need to format the drive before you can use it for data.

Right-Click on the My Computer icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select Manage.

A new window titled Computer Management comes up.
Select Storage from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select Disk Management(local) from the right side by double-clicking it. Find your new drive and format it with one large partition.

First you partition - do a primary partition if you want only one partition on the hard drive. Then you format the partition - again right click and select format use NTSF - use default allocation size and give the new volume a label (no spaces allowed in the name).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post

You probably need to mount/format it. Right click "My computer", go to manage, then disk management. Do you see it there?
i went to the disk management and a window showed up saying this


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post #6 of 9
MBR is for boot disk and maximum of 2.2GB 2.2TB (typo)

You should choose GPT
Edited by prescotter - 8/15/13 at 7:54am
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post #7 of 9
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ok thanks guys. that was easy!
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by prescotter View Post

MBR is for boot disk and maximum of 2.2TB

You should choose GPT

FTFY

I know the problem is resolved, but I don't want anyone getting confused if they run across this thread in the future.
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@buffsportsman

Hehe yea thx man, what a typo... Geuss its better if i edit the post so it doesnt confuse people thumb.gif
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