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Ok, new HDD came today, I put it in and its not showing up... Plug my SSD into where the HDD is and it still works so it is the hard drive itself...please tell me im doing something wrong...2 bad drives in a row?
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post #12 of 17
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ok. its showing in the bios now, and in device manager. But thats it...what am i doing wrong
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post #13 of 17
Give this a shot, OP!

Click Start, RIGHT-click My Computer in the window, then click on Manage from the menu. In the new Computer Management window expand "Storage" if necessary and click on Disk Management. Now, examine the TWO right-hand panes. The upper one shows you only the devices Windows already knows how to use. The lower one, which SCROLLS, also shows you other devices Windows does not yet understand. Your new disk should be here with no letter name and no info. RIGHT-click on it and, from the menu, choose to Partition the drive. You'll have a choice of how big it should be and most likely want to use all the drive in one volume. (You can use only part of the space. If you do, when you are finished come back here and find the remainder shown as "Unallocated Space". You can create a second Partition or more in it if you want.) For this first Partition, make it the Primary or Active Partition, and NOT bootable because this drive is for data only - you already have a boot drive. When all the choices are made, go ahead with the Partition operation.

When that is done, come back to this new Partition and RIGHT-click again and choose to Format it. Choose the NTFS File System option. A Quick Format will do the job in 5 to 15 minutes. A Full Format will do a Quick Format, then go though every sector of the drive and test it, marking off any faulty ones (very rare) so they won't be used. Full Format takes many hours!
post #14 of 17
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That did it thankyou! Im wondering if that was the problem with the first one...whoops!
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Awesome!!
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+rep thanks again
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post #17 of 17
Not a problem, glad everything worked out.

Enjoy the hard drive.
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