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Windows 7: Windows 7 only recognizes 2 of 3 hard disks

15 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 only recognizes 2 of 3 hard disks

I just built a new computer. I have three hard disks: a OCZ 60G SSD for boots and windows and 2 WD 1TB HDD Caviar Black & Green (not in RAID).

I had some trouble getting my BIOS to recognize my SSD, but three BIOS updates and a cable readjustment later and it is working (because I am typing on this comp)

My BIOS sees all my hard disks. Windows 7 installer also sees all my HD's. My device manager also sees all my HD's. But when I go to my Computer, it only sees 1 SSD and 1 HDD. Going into Disk Management (notice: not Manager) it doesnt see it either.

So in short, Win 7 Ultimate 64x sees my OCZ 60G SSD and my WD 1TB Caviar Green HDD, but not my WD 1TB Caviar Black HDD.

Does anybody have a solution for my problem?

My thanks in advance.

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15 Dec 2012   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

Hi Azivegu, welcome to SF

Please post a screenshot of your maximised disk management window
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15 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

hi and thank you for the welcoming!

here is a picture:
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15 Dec 2012   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Hello Azi,

It looks like Disk 1 (931.51 GB) has not been formatted yet. Is that correct ?

If so right click on it to see a menu that will have the format option.

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16 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thank you!!! You are all my personal heroes now!!! Thank you for the patients and tolerating my (probably) stupid questions!!! Have a good day!!!
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