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Windows 7: Adding Second HD

31 Jan 2010   #1
wmauctions

 
 
Adding Second HD

Hi All
Now I want to add second HD for storage ,I have installed 80 gig WD in case hooked up sata cable and power, know how do I get my system to recognize the new HD??

BIOS setting?
HD is not formatted that I know off

??

any suggestions will help
Thanks

Don


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31 Jan 2010   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you go to your disk management (control panel>Admin tools>Computermanagement>Disk management)
Does it show your drive there?
If it does right click and assign letter.
If it doesnt does it show up in your device manager (also found via control panel)

dan
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01 Feb 2010   #3
wmauctions

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Minotar View Post
Can you go to your disk management (control panel>Admin tools>Computermanagement>Disk management)
Does it show your drive there?
If it does right click and assign letter.
If it doesnt does it show up in your device manager (also found via control panel)

dan
Sorry for the delay NO it does not show in device manager.
Don
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01 Feb 2010   #4
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

You'll probably need to power up the external ... (if connected via SATA or eSATA) ...
then boot the computer ... before it will see the external.
Did you follow this power up sequence ??
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01 Feb 2010   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

When I added a second sata drive, I had to go into the bios and activate the connection.
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01 Feb 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

After you installed the drive, if it's compatible, as gary said you may need go into the BIOS and check the 1st, 2nd 3rd etc HDD to see if it is listed and enabled.
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01 Feb 2010   #7
wmauctions

 
 

I guess I have to put this question on hold I dont seen to get the New HD to power up!

I put on another puter and I cant pet to run ( can not feel or hear the HD and it does not get worm)??

Don

PS
Just rebooted system and device manager does not recognize the HD I think the HD is DEAD!!!!
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01 Feb 2010   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What type of HDD is it, name brand etc..I thought it was a USB one (at one stage).
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01 Feb 2010   #9
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wmauctions View Post
Just rebooted system and device manager does not recognize the HD I think the HD is DEAD!!!!
Or the "box" (enclosure) or power brick is dead.
Can you install it internally to see if the HDD is running ??
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01 Feb 2010   #10
wmauctions

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noyb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wmauctions View Post
Just rebooted system and device manager does not recognize the HD I think the HD is DEAD!!!!
Or the "box" (enclosure) or power brick is dead.
Can you install it internally to see if the HDD is running ??
Still nothing!!!!
just my luck LOL

Don
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