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can see HDD in bios but not in windows 7?

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just installed a new sata hdd, it's detected in bios but i cant see it in windows, any idea whats the issue?
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right click on "My computer" then "Manage".
go to "disk management"
try format it or assign drive letter
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If the HDD is brand new, you have to initialise it first. You must go to disk management, as stated above. You can also get there by clicking on the windows orb and typing diskmgmt. Then windows fill find the link for the console. If you have selected "Run" to show in the start menu, you can also go there and type "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes).

Once in the console, you should be able to see your new drive. As it is a brand new drive, right clicking on the drive should give you an option to initialise it. Once you have done that, you will have to format it. Once you format, Windows will be able to see and use the drive.
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It's not partitioned or formatted.
Therefore, it won't auto populate into My Computer.

Do the above to format the drive to NTFS and assign a drive letter.
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^^ to the aboves, i was in the progress of telling you this.
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ahh thanks guys, repped
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everyone beat me to it. lol
     
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I just had this problem from going to xp to w7, Thank you for helping him so i wouldn't search for like 8 days.
So thank you.
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