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Windows 7: I'm not able to see my secondary hard drives

15 Jan 2012   #1
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I'm not able to see my secondary hard drives

I'm wanting to format my second hard drive but windows 7 does not see it.
It does show up in the BIOS.

Thank you for any help
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15 Jan 2012   #2
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you open an elevated cmd prompt, run diskpart, and then run "list disk", do you see it listed there?
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15 Jan 2012   #3
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Windows Premium 64
 
 

yes
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15 Jan 2012   #4
Qdos

 

Is it visible in Windows Disk Management? And showing as correctly formatted?
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15 Jan 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go into Disk Management and format it there. It probably has no drive letter yet. And probably also no defined partition.
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15 Jan 2012   #6
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Well, I'd say "beaten to it", but twice? Man, I'm losing my touch . +2 - if it shows up in diskpart, it simply hasn't been initialized for use on that machine, and disk management (diskmgmt.msc if you want to run it directly from the start menu or run box) should be sufficient, as previously mentioned (twice).
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15 Jan 2012   #7
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Windows Premium 64
 
 

Thanks everyone!
It did show up in diskpart.

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15 Jan 2012   #8
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how do i format it? back in the day it was format d:/s
i can't remember how to partition it anymore....56 and .... i forgot....
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15 Jan 2012   #9
Qdos

 

In the disk management console right click the volume, choose format... the rest is obvious...
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