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Windows 7: New HDD not showing up in my computer

03 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
New HDD not showing up in my computer

I have inserted new HDD instead of DVD drive.

The new HDD is not showing up in My Computer. The HDD shows up in device management but when right clicked on disk all the options are grayed out.

The new disk is not shown in diskpart.

Can someone help please

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04 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1

This does not apply if you have a SATA drive, but check for any jumper settings on the new HDD. It might be jumped as a Master instead of Slave. Google your HDD make & model if unsure about setting this.

Does the new HDD appear in the BIOS setup? Enter the BIOS by pressing the ESC key during boot (there should be a prompt on screen).
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04 Mar 2013   #3

W7 Home Premium 32bit

Right click were you've yellowed the 300g drive - initialize/choose a drive letter.
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04 Mar 2013   #4

W7 Home Premium 32bit

Looking more closely at the snapshot, it appears that the drive is initialized but doesn't have a letter.

Try right-clicking in the large white area and see if you can give it a D.
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04 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RD87 View Post
........The new HDD is not showing up in My Computer. The HDD shows up in device management but when right clicked on disk all the options are grayed out. ......
You have said all options are greyed out on right click. Are you sure of it?

Yes, if options are available, you can try giving a drive letter or try deleting the volume and then format.

If that is not possible, install MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

If it can see the drive, delete the volume and format it. Give it a drive letter if need be.
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