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Windows 7: hard drive issue!

10 Aug 2011   #1
skinnymaniskool

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hard drive issue!

i just got some new computer stuff, like a new mobo, processor, and hdd. my new mobo wouldnt start up [not shorted out, power supply is sufficient] so i put the old stuff back in. it works perfect, and so i put my new hdd in along with my old hdd. no problems with my old one, but my new one doesnt show up when i go into computer! so i looked in the computer properties, and the hard drive was listed at the bottom. i ran some troubleshooters, and the device said it was working perfectly. in one of the menus, it said the device was not initialized? wtf? western digital black caviar 1tb 7200 rpm HDD is my new one.


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10 Aug 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Did you try to initialize it in Disk Management. Right click on where it says Disk0, Disk1, etc.
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10 Aug 2011   #3
skinnymaniskool

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

okay, yea, it's disk 1, disk 0 is my 150 gig hdd
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10 Aug 2011   #4
skinnymaniskool

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

how do i initialize it? the only options when i right click it are: new spanned volume, new striped volume, convert to dynamic disk, convert to gpt disk, properties, help.
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10 Aug 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello, do not convert to a Dynamic or GPT disk or Windows will not boot.


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10 Aug 2011   #6
skinnymaniskool

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

i didn't. and it says [Online] where that screenshot says [not initialized]. it still doesn't show up in {Start menu > computer}
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10 Aug 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If it says "Online" then you're good to go.


You have to create and format partition(s) before it will show in "Computer" at all.
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10 Aug 2011   #8
skinnymaniskool

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

but how do i access it if it doesn't show up in computer?

how do i do that -_-
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10 Aug 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK have a look at these links.


Note   Note

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

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10 Aug 2011   #10
skinnymaniskool

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

wow dude, thanks so much!!!!! + rep
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