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New drive visible to CMOS but not Windows.

Posted on 2006-06-05
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I'm adding a new harddrive...actually _changing the secondary harddrive. I'm booting to the same SATA drive but am swapping in a new SATA secondary drive. That drive had used letter 'F:' Drive D has always (and still does) assign to my DVD.

The new drive is not visible/mapped in windows. When I check stuff in CMOS it shows up - just not after booting windows.

When i swap the cable back to the original secondary drive it shows up.

Question by:juststeve
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Go into disc manager.  Ensure it is not assigned a drive that is already in use by the OS.
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Callandor earned 1200 total points
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You may need to format it by going into Control Panel->Admin Tools->Computer Mgmt->Disk Mgmt and then right-click on the right pane where the drive is visible and choose format.
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Hello there,

Have you formatted/partitioned the new drive? You can also do this in Disk Manager.

Hope this helps
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by:Will Szymkowski
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Callandor you beat me to the punch!


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