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Windows 7: New SSD Harddrive not appearing in Disk Manager

27 Oct 2012   #1
Rileyb80

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
New SSD Harddrive not appearing in Disk Manager

Hi I've just purchased a new SSD and I want to install windows 8 onto it.

However I can't find it in the Disk Manager or in Window Explorer

If I look in the Device Manager I see it and if I type diskpart then list disk in command prompt I see it fine.

Also I tried using my windows 7 disk to boot with to install but I think it might be broken as it get to where windows loads and the mouse appears then it stops, so that wasn't helpful at all.

I've had a bit of a search around but I'm not sure if other threads apply to this as the one I found about making a 1GB (or 1MB) parition but not sure if it applies to this.

Any help would be great.

*edit*

Followed this worked great


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27 Oct 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have you attempted to format the SSD in Diskpart?

Is your Windows installation disc burned, borrowed, OEM, retail, or what???

The diskpart commands would be:

list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally Disk 0)

select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)

clean (this wipes the drive of anything on it; not needed on a brand new drive)

create partition primary (this will create one primary partition covering the entire drive; if you instead want to create a primary partition of 80 GB, add “size=80000” after the word “primary”)

select partition 1 (this selects the partition you just made)

active (this marks that partition active)

format fs=ntfs quick (this formats that partition)

exit
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