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Windows 7: Secondary Hard Drive Disappears in 'Computer' Shows in Device Manager

19 Feb 2015   #1
nitemaresilence

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 
Secondary Hard Drive Disappears in 'Computer' Shows in Device Manager

Hi there,
I've been having a hard time with my secondary hard drive showing up when I go into the "computer" option under my start menu. It does appear under Device Manager though.
I've reseated my cables numerous times, purchased and used new Sata cables, and I'm also running a new motherboard. I've also changed and disabled all my sleep options already.
I recently switched to using a Primary SSD for my programs to be installed on but ever since switching over to my SSD my HD no longer appears and I can't save anything to it.
Any advice? Thanks.


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19 Feb 2015   #2
xXBlackHatXx

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You seem to need to assign the drive a path. Do this:
1. Open the windows search bar by pressing the windows logo in the bottom left corner of your screen
2. Search disk
3.
Find the option labeled Create and Format Hard Disk Partitions
4.
Select it
5. Find your hidden disk
6. Then assign your disk a path and it should appear in My Computer

Hope I helped!
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20 Feb 2015   #3
nitemaresilence

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much, I was a little confused on how to "Give it a path" but google came in handy there! It appears to be working fine now! Yay!
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