Solved Newly Installed HD not visible in My Computer

September 6, 2011 at 08:10:13
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 64 2.2 Ghz / 3 gigs
Installed Hitachi 2TB SATA drive. The drive is recognized in my BIOS, and is recognized in Device Manager under my Disk Drives, but I do not see it as an available drive to back up files to in "My Computer". Unfortunately, I'm only a tech newbie, and I don't have all the motherboard info. As far as I know it can support the drive. Any tips or help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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#1
September 6, 2011 at 08:22:52
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Did you partition and format the drive. Until it is partitioned and formatted and thereby allocated a drive letter, it will not show up in My Computer.

You can do the necessary partitioning and formatting from Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Stuart


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#2
September 6, 2011 at 08:49:35
No I have not, I completely forgot about formating the drive. I'm not infront of my PC so I'll have to try this later. Thanks for the reply!

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#3
September 6, 2011 at 12:34:33
Thanks Stuart, that fixed it.

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