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Seagate Barracuda Drive Detected by BIOS but not Computer

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#1 flying_suser


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:20 PM

Hello All,


I've installed a 3TB, Seagate Barracuda STBD3000100 SATA on our 32 Bit Windows 7 system in a Dell Optiplex. Though the BIOS recognized it with correct disk size , the computer is NOT  able to find it. The "Disk Management" tool of  "Computer management" utility doesn't see anything other than the main booting drive.


The SeaGateg DiskWizard software too can't be installed as it can't find a Seagate Drive.


Can anyone help me to solve this problem?


Secondly if correctly Installed can this drive be used as a secondary booting drive?


Thanks in advance


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 03:03 PM

There are some issues with the 3TB I understand like available memory and using it as a booting drive, but I'm clueless why Windows can't find the drive 

while the BIOS can.


Can someone tell me how to set on  "automatically detect drive" option in the BIOS?



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