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Windows 7: Windows 7 can't find new hard drive in laptop

21 Feb 2013   #1
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Windows 7 can't find new hard drive in laptop

How can I cause Windows 7 to recognize a new hard-drive in my laptop?

I know it can be done, but I have forgotten how.

Thanks for your help.


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21 Feb 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to the Forums

You added a 2nd hard drive and windows does not see it ?

Is it seen in the bios ?

Does it show up in disk management ?
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22 Feb 2013   #3
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Hello, Addram:

Yes, I added a 2nd physical hard drive, and it does not display when I click on Computer.

I don't know if it's seen in BIOS; I'll check that next time I boot up.

It does show up in Disk Management; I've been reading up on Windows help screens on how to activate a hard disk, but I haven't yet figured it out.

I'd appreciate any help you might offer.

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23 Feb 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Can you post a shot of disk management ? It probably just needs to be formatted and assigned a letter.

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