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New Hard Drive reading as removable disk


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#1 Sucideking666

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:49 PM

I just bought a new 1TB Western Digital (Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS) I installed it, no problems there, but when I turn on my computer the drive is reading as a Removable Disk. I looked at the HD section here but theres nothing like this there. I updated drivers but it still shows up as a removable disk and not a hard drive.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

Make sure that the new drive is recognized in BIOS. Chances are it needs to be initialized and formatted.
  • Right click on "My Computer" (either on Desktop or Start Menu), select "Manage," "Disk Management."
  • You should see the drive as unallocated space.
  • Right click on the unallocated space (In Vista you have to right click on the "Drive_X label" to the far left of unallocated space)
  • You should be given the option to initialize and format.

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#3 Sucideking666

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

I tried that, in the disk management thing it's still showing up as a disk drive and I can tell it its a hard drive. I even have the option to eject disk, but there is no disk tray. I think it may just be defective.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

Oh, I got it, I'm an fool. Thanks for your help. Wow I'm dumb, lol.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Don't feel bad, I did the same thing recently. Posted Image


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The trick is to right click on the drive label as above.

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