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Hard drive wont show up in my computer

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    Hard drive wont show up in my computer

    Hi

    My second hard drive wont show up in "my computer" and im not sure why, i need to format it i think but i dont know how to because i cant see it in my computer.

    The hard disk is working propperly as i see in device manage, only it wont show up in my computer.

    Could anyone advise me on how to get it to show up?

    Thanks

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    Re: Hard drive wont show up in my computer

    start > administrative tools > computer management > disk management.

    if it shows up there, then you may need to establish a partition on the disk. right click, new partition.

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    Re: Hard drive wont show up in my computer

    Also if it doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it assign one where mpcrsc562 said to go.

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    Re: Hard drive wont show up in my computer

    The problem is it wont show up in disk management, although it will in device manager aswell as in the bios.

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    Re: Hard drive wont show up in my computer

    Quote Originally Posted by fields999 View Post
    The problem is it wont show up in disk management, although it will in device manager aswell as in the bios.
    Hi fields,

    Do you mean it won't or it doesn't?

    When it shows up in bios do you get a smart message?

    Have you checked the connection between the Drive and the Board? (That it is connected properly)

    Have you tried using another connection on the Board? Maybe swap connections if you have no more free

    Pooch

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    Re: Hard drive wont show up in my computer

    Its shown up in there before, but it doesnt anymore and im not sure why, the connections are all fine so i need to format it somehow.

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    Dont do that, firstly are you using IDE or SATA or SSD for your HDD's, if its the good old IDE you have to setup the Master and Slave jumpers, if its SATA you should try allowing it to be connected in the BIOS, try disconnecting and reconnecting, and allowing the computer to boot from it in the CMOS. if its a new SSD, you might need to get some firmware to activate it properly (these new SDD's have bugs - Intel just had to do a total recall to install firmware for theirs)

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