Detects but can't see harddrive

Abs computer Mayhem z64
May 4, 2010 at 16:23:33
Specs: Windows 7 x64, i7 920/ 6GB

I just bought a new SATA hard drive:

I plugged it in (first time i do that). So when I started Windows i get notifications of the harddrive being installed, I can see it in my device manager...but I cannot see it in MY Computer (I cannot access it / select it).

Any ideas?

(Can it be a problem with the cables...although I assume I connect it properly since windows detects it)

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May 4, 2010 at 17:09:33
It needs to be initialized (partitioned and formatted) before it can be seen in My Computer. Go to Disk Management to accomplish that.

Right click My Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management.

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May 4, 2010 at 18:07:20
I tried that ..the thing is that in the Disk Management screen you cannot see the disk...the only place you can see it is the Device Manager...

In the device manger I tried to uninstall it, disable it ..etc..
I went in BIOS and it is listed as second boot order after my main one. It is strange.

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May 4, 2010 at 18:55:19 bad ..I am a newb... actually the disk appears in the
My Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management but one has to look harder on bottom part of screen not upper.


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