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Windows 7: New hard drive not showing up as an accessable drive

30 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7
New hard drive not showing up as an accessable drive

I had an old (6 months old) internal hard drive that I had setup as an external drive go bad yesterday so I replaced it with a brand new internal drive that I am trying to connect using my esata connector. It is the same exact setup as I had for my old drive that did work for 6 months.

The new hard drive shows up in Device Manager, and in the Devices and Printer panel, but it does not show up in my Computer Panel under Hard Disk Drives.

Does anyone have any idea of what can be happening and where I should look to make this new hard drive visible as an accessible drive?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2010   #2
Orbital Shark



When you click Start & right-click 'Computer', select manage. See if it comes up under drive management and if so it may be showing as unallocated space.

Try...Partition or Volume - Create New and skip straight to Step 4

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7

It does show up as unallocated with the black bar. I will follow the steps. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

30 Oct 2010   #4
Orbital Shark


You're welcome, let us know how you get on
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