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Windows 7: new HD (not master) not being recognized.

25 Oct 2009   #1
moknathal

windows 7 64
 
 
new HD (not master) not being recognized.

Hello. i just got a WD caviar green 1TB HD. i connectedit to the mobo via sata connection and i also gave it power from the psu. when i turn the computer on it dont see the extra drive at all. and its not showing up in disk managment... anyone got any idea? bad drive?

motherboard
EVGA Nvidia nForce 680i sli

main HD with OS
WD raptor X 150gb

Drive i want to add for more space to keep all my music and pics and non gaming stuff on to make my raptor drive faster
WD caviar green 1TB

any ideas why its not recognizing the drive?


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25 Oct 2009   #2
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moknathal View Post
Hello. i just got a WD caviar green 1TB HD. i connectedit to the mobo via sata connection and i also gave it power from the psu. when i turn the computer on it dont see the extra drive at all. and its not showing up in disk managment... anyone got any idea? bad drive?

motherboard
EVGA Nvidia nForce 680i sli

main HD with OS
WD raptor X 150gb

Drive i want to add for more space to keep all my music and pics and non gaming stuff on to make my raptor drive faster
WD caviar green 1TB

any ideas why its not recognizing the drive?
does it get recognised ot bootup in the bios
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25 Oct 2009   #3
moknathal

windows 7 64
 
 

nope does not see it anywhere.
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25 Oct 2009   #4
Gilly

 

i had the same problem as you when i recently purchased a new 1tb hardrive
not being recognized when my main os was on another hdd ,but i
was getting rid of my other hdd so after removing my old hdd and booted just with the new one on its own recognized it s ,so i installed the os then added my old one just to see if it was incompatible or something it recognized both,
so im not sure if this helps seen as im sure you just want to keep the new hdd as storage and old hdd as main hdd ,but give it a go just booting into the new hdd on its own removing the older one then
with a windows installation cd and see if it recognizes it, just to make sure its not a doa hdd
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25 Oct 2009   #5
moknathal

windows 7 64
 
 

i have tryed booting that drive by itself to try and install the OS on it but it dont show up. so i'm guessing its a bad drive?
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25 Oct 2009   #6
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moknathal View Post
i have tryed booting that drive by itself to try and install the OS on it but it dont show up. so i'm guessing its a bad drive?
Welcome to windows 7 forum.
Are you able to rovide a screenshot of the Disk Management console?
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25 Oct 2009   #7
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moknathal View Post
i have tryed booting that drive by itself to try and install the OS on it but it dont show up. so i'm guessing its a bad drive?
Welcome to windows 7 forum.
Are you able to rovide a screenshot of the Disk Management console?
its not showing up,read first post,
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25 Oct 2009   #8
moknathal

windows 7 64
 
 

as soon as i get home yes. i'm at work. i'm also gonna go swap the drive at best buy just to make sure its not a bad drive. if it dont see the new one than its my comp for sure. ill post ss as soon as i get home.
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25 Oct 2009   #9
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moknathal View Post
i have tryed booting that drive by itself to try and install the OS on it but it dont show up. so i'm guessing its a bad drive?
certainly sound that way,
just to be sure have you tried different sata connecters from power supply and different connecters to motherboard .also is the disk actually spinning up when connected up

if still not working id get it replaced fo' sure
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25 Oct 2009   #10
moknathal

windows 7 64
 
 

thx for all the replys i also posted this question somewhere else but no one is answering. maybe yall can help me out?

i upgraded from windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 ultamat 32bit. my raptor HD is still almost full. is it because there is still the XP partition? if so is it ok to delete teh XP partition and windows 7 will run fine and be like a fresh install?
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