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Windows 7: Trouble making disk1(HDD) show up under hard drives

21 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Trouble making disk1(HDD) show up under hard drives

Hi guys! Im haven't used windows since XP was out so im a noob with windows 7. I just built my computer and have windows booted up on my SSD. I want to use my HDD for games, files, etc, however I cant seem to use it.

I go to disk management

Here I right click

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1345607091

When I click on change drive letter and path, this pops up

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1345607091

When I clock on format this comes up

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1345607091

Currently the HDD is empty and has not been used. Thanks guys I really appreciate the help!



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22 Aug 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by islasian67 View Post
Hi guys! Im haven't used windows since XP was out so im a noob with windows 7. I just built my computer and have windows booted up on my SSD. I want to use my HDD for games, files, etc, however I cant seem to use it.

I go to disk management

Here I right click

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1345607091

When I click on change drive letter and path, this pops up

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1345607091

When I clock on format this comes up

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1345607091

Currently the HDD is empty and has not been used. Thanks guys I really appreciate the help!
Disk 1 is totally empty? If so, do in elevated command prompt

Code:
diskpart
list disks (is it really disk1????)
sel disk 1
clean
exit
Reboot and try again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, BackTrack Linux 5 R2, Windows XP
 
 

If Kaktussoft's solution doesn't work, you might want to check out this free software for managing partitions:

EaseUS Partition Master 9.1.1 Home Edition

I've typically had more luck with that than using Windows' built-in tools.
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