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So my second WD 640 GB drive arrived today. I hooked up the power and plugged in the SATA cable and booted up but the second drive does not come up in My Computer. It is listed when I go to device manager though. What am I doing wrong?
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right click my computer, go to manage, select disk management. If it shows up there format using ntfs.
post #3 of 4
go to control panel, administrative properties, then its like computer management or soemthing, then look under drives and maybe you have to format it first.

i dont have a running windows comp right now so i cant check exactly but in administrative properties click i think the first icon and look on the left side of the window that pops up and theres a link that says like drives or soemthing. hopefully it shows up in there, otherwise check the jumper on the hdd, or it could be a bad hdd but hopefully not.
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Perfect thanks guys. Don't know why I couldn't find it.
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Western Digital Caviar 640GB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe 64-bit Vista Home Premium Acer 22" LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar 640GB LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe 64-bit Vista Home Premium Acer 22" LCD 
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