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Windows 7: New SATA HDD not recognized, help!

02 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
New SATA HDD not recognized, help!

Hey folks.

Installed a new WD Caviar Black 750GB drive for backup purposes today. BIOS recognizes it. Windows 7 recognized it and installed the drivers. The drive, however, doesn't appear under My Computer. I reinstalled the drive, this time with a different SATA cable into a different SATA port (from SATA 2 to SATA 3), and the drive is still recognized in BIOS but not in Windows 7. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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02 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Nevermind...figured it out
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02 May 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
Nevermind...figured it out
So how about telling the rest of us how you solved the problem. Perhaps others also have this or a similar problem and could use the guidance.
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09 May 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quite!

Sounds similar to my problem, so - how about putting is dunderheads out of our misery?
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09 May 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

A valid point. If you post a query and then manage to solve it on your own, then please post back, not just saying that you have resolved the problem, but how you did so. That way, you will be helping others in the same (or similar) situation.
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11 May 2010   #6

window 7
 
 

Yes please post how you solved your problem. thanks
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11 May 2010   #7

 
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Best guess scenario, after installation and running post the drive letter was not assigned.


Adrian
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11 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

my guess is that the plus + sign was clicked on in my computer .. the drive list was not expanded possibly .. providing this is windows XP ... or rescanning of the disks had to be done in disk management
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11 May 2010   #9

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

An uninitialized disk won't appear in "My computer"...

zzz2496
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