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Windows 7: Secondary HDD does not show up?

09 Nov 2013   #1
Tonsgaard

Windows 7 Ultimate x84
 
 
Secondary HDD does not show up?

So I recently bought a brand new PC and assembled it myself. To start with I only inserted the SSD that I bought and installed the OS and drivers etc.
My problem is, that I just inserted a secondary HDD, but it doesn't show up anywhere. It doesn't show up in the UEFI/BIOS, and it doesn't show up in device manager..

Some specs:
OS: Windows 7 x64
Mobo: ASrock Z87 Extreme4
CPU: Intel i5-4670K
GPU: GeForce GTX 760 OC
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO

All help would be greatly appreciated


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09 Nov 2013   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

what is your second hdd might help to explain the model lol, are you in ACHI, and are you using the ASMEDIA boot rom and is it in ahci as well? this info is taken from your users manual on your UEFI.
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09 Nov 2013   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
what is your second hdd might help to explain the model lol, are you in ACHI, and are you using the ASMEDIA boot rom and is it in ahci as well? this info is taken from your users manual on your UEFI.
It should still show up in BIOS, shouldn't it? Unless there is a power or SATA cable disconnected.
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09 Nov 2013   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

I could be an ide drive for all we know. Doubt that but I've seen weirder and yeah I agree it might just be a bad cable or port.
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10 Nov 2013   #5
Tonsgaard

Windows 7 Ultimate x84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
it might just be a bad cable or port.
Yup.. changed the SATA cable and it worked

I hate when the problem is so simple, and you only realize after spending ages on other methods lol
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