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Windows 7: 2nd drive not recognized

05 Dec 2010   #1
RJP

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
2nd drive not recognized

Hello forum,

I am building my rig and am having issues installing my HDD. I have a SSD as the primary drive in AHCI. Per the instructions I only had the SSD installed when I installed Win 7 pro x64. I have now attached the HDD (Seagate 1TB) and I cant use it. I see it in my BIOS (as AHCI) and Device manager but cannot access it.



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05 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

In bios is the drive turned on, is the drive formated and not unallocated space, did you put in the driver for AHCI
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05 Dec 2010   #3

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

Can you see it in Disk Management ? May need to assign it a drive letter.


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05 Dec 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

the usual case for this is that it is not partioned for use, right click "computer" and select manage - go to disk management select action in the menu - then all tasks and finally - format - that should fix your problem.
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05 Dec 2010   #5
RJP

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Thanks Ghost! Took 2 seconds. looks like a nub mistake on my part!
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