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Windows 7: Installed new HDD - Isn't showing up

30 Mar 2012   #1
MadSupra354

 
Installed new HDD - Isn't showing up

I installed a new hard drive, and it shows in Device Manager here:
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But it doesn't show up in 'My Computer':
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I just plugged it in and started it up, have I missed something?




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30 Mar 2012   #2
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

Right Click on My Computer, Select manage, then goto the Disk Managment area. Then Select your new drive and add a partision.

Done.
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30 Mar 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

As mrdemon says you need to partition your hard drive and give it a drive letter for Windows to see it.

You can either use disk management in Windows or Partition Wizard if your needs are more complex.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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30 Mar 2012   #4
MadSupra354

 

Thanks, but I don't see a 'Drives' tab. What do you mean?
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30 Mar 2012   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadSupra354 View Post
Thanks, but I don't see a 'Drives' tab. What do you mean?
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You have to select Disk Management.
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30 Mar 2012   #6
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

I ment Disk Management and did change as soon as I see what I posted. Never mind.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
MadSupra354

 

Okay, I can see the unallocated disk. Then what do I do?
Sorry, this is my first experience.
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30 Mar 2012   #8
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

RIght Click on it and its assisn or add partision.
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30 Mar 2012   #9
mrdemon

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

New simple Volume.
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30 Mar 2012   #10
MadSupra354

 

Ah. When I right-click it, 'New Simple Volume...' isn't available.
I closed it and re-opened, and it's asking me this.
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