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Okay, so right now, I have 2 hard drives connected via SATA on the Ga-Ma770T-Ud3p.

One drive is a Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB.
The other is a Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 that came with an old Acer Aspire I had.

How come whenever I press My Computer, only the WD Blue shows up? Also, why is the total capacity only 298GB? Shouldn't it say 320GB?

I can see the drive in device manager, but I can't use it..
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Right Click on my computer, go manage, go computer management and format second hard drive
 

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Right Click on my computer, go manage, go computer management and format second hard drive

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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
if it isn't formatted, you can't use it.
Okay, when I pressed format on the second drive, it says, "Windows cannot the system partition on this disk".
 

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Is that all it says??
I mean, "Windows cannot the system partition on this disk." doesn't make any sense.
 

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Is that all it says??
I mean, "Windows cannot the system partition on this disk." doesn't make any sense.
.. I'm ******ed. This is what I get for 4 hours of sleep.

"Windows cannot format the system partition on this disk." is really what it says.

Also, I am using Windows 7 64Bit.
 

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Try this.

1. Check BIO's to see if it is even reading it.
2. turn off pc
3. turn off PSU
4. unplug all Hard Drive connections
5. replug all Hard Drive connections
6. Turn on PC
7. Check BIOS again
8. See if it shows up now
9. if not try different sata of IDE slot and repeat 1-8.
 

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Originally Posted by ACM View Post
Try this.

1. Check BIO's to see if it is even reading it.
2. turn off pc
3. turn off PSU
4. unplug all Hard Drive connections
5. replug all Hard Drive connections
6. Turn on PC
7. Check BIOS again
8. See if it shows up now
9. if not try different sata of IDE slot and repeat 1-8.
that's all pretty irrelevant because it shows up in device manager. this is a simple case of formatting the drive.
 

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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
that's all pretty irrelevant because it shows up in device manager. this is a simple case of formatting the drive.
Solved my IDE problem while ago.
 
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