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Windows 7: 2 Hard Drives

14 Nov 2010   #1
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
2 Hard Drives

I recenty built a new computer. I put an SSD drive for the operating system and a few other things. I installed a disk drive to put the rest of the stuff on. How do I get the disk drive to pull up so I can put things like Microsoft Outlook on it. It doesn't seem like the disk drive is recognized or something. I can't find it as a choice. Hope this makes sense

Casey


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14 Nov 2010   #2
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Try using the disk management feature to initialize the disk...

Right click "My computer" select "Manage"... in left side select "Disk Management"... Should be self explanatory from there....
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14 Nov 2010   #3
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Sedril,

I did what you said but I don't see how to initialize the disk...I right clicked on the partition and that wasn't an option.
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14 Nov 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does it show up here ?


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14 Nov 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Your 1st HD should be Disk0 & 2nd should be Disk1
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14 Nov 2010   #6
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Does the drive show up in "My Computer" to where you can copy files to it and such and you're just trying to figure out how to install programs to that drive? Or does the computer just not even recognize the drive at all to where you can't even see it in "My Computer" ?
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14 Nov 2010   #7
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes Doc, it does show up there. The SSD is first and the disk drive is second.
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14 Nov 2010   #8
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sedril View Post
Does the drive show up in "My Computer" to where you can copy files to it and such and you're just trying to figure out how to install programs to that drive? Or does the computer just not even recognize the drive at all to where you can't even see it in "My Computer" ?
Yes it shows up I am just trying to figure out how to copy things to it.
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14 Nov 2010   #9
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does it show up as formated & healthy, or as unallowcated ?


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14 Nov 2010   #10
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

if I knew how to copy a picture of it to the forum I would, it says the SSD drive is the C drive and the disk drive is a new volume
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