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Windows 7: secondary SATA HD

24 Jul 2010   #1
Aint got a clue

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
secondary SATA HD

I have been trying to plug in a secondary HD using SATA cables. I have 4 SATA ports 1 has my current HD in the other has my DVD/RW in but wen plugin a second HD in to one of the other ports it did not respond in any way what so ever, does anyone know why that might be


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24 Jul 2010   #2
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

You may need to go to control panel>Administrative tools>Computer managment, then format the drive before you can use it.
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24 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is the HD showing in BIOS?

Can you post your specs.
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24 Jul 2010   #4
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Is the SATA port you are plugging the new HDD in to enabled in the BIOS?
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24 Jul 2010   #5
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BomberAF View Post
You may need to go to control panel>Administrative tools>Computer managment, then format the drive before you can use it.
Than Disk Management.

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24 Jul 2010   #6
Aint got a clue

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all the advice.
I have sorted the problem by hitting F2 on start up an enabling SATA_2
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24 Jul 2010   #7
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

So now you can change you name to I have a bit of a clue



Steve
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24 Jul 2010   #8
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aint got a clue View Post
Thanks for all the advice.
I have sorted the problem by hitting F2 on start up an enabling SATA_2
You are welcome.
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