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Windows 7: 2nd disk drive not showing up

23 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
2nd disk drive not showing up

ive just installed a brand new second sata disk drive (data and power leads are connected) but its not showing up as an available drive. Is there anything else I need to do for windows to detect the drive ?

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23 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Is the drive displayed in Disk Management?
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23 Feb 2010   #3


Right click (My) Computer
On left side, select Disk Management

ASSUMPTION - You see the disk now.

Right click the "new" disk and create partiton and format it.
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24 Feb 2010   #4

windows 7 professional 64 bit

thanks guys, I managed to figure it out in the end. Still new to windows 7 (in xp it would automatically appear)
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