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Computer Won't Reccognize New Hard Drive?

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#1 newbie320


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:59 PM

Hello Everyone,

I got a second hard drive for my Phoenix Hp Computer. It is a WD black sata hard drive. I installed in the computer but when I go to my computer it is not showing up??

When I go to the device manager it is listed and says:

WDC WD 1002FAEX0023A0, Location 1, Device is working properly.

My other Hard drive says:

Hitachi HDS723020BLA642, Location 0, Device is working properly.

Can anyone please tell me what to do so my computer will recognize the drive so may start using it??

Any help is greatly appreciated..

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:50 AM

Is the second drive already formatted or does it have files already?


#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:06 AM

The drive has to be initialized in Disk management before it can be used.
  • Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
  • Click Start, click Run, type diskmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
  • At the top of the screen select the Disk Drive that is highlighted with a Black bar Indicating it has not been initialized.
  • Right click on the drive and select Initialize disk.
  • When the drive is online, click the box to the right of the Disk and select new simple volume.
  • Format the drive NTFS and assign a drive letter.

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