HD seen in device manager not my computer

By ineedmusic
Mar 13, 2007
  1. I put in a second hard drive into my computer but i cant access it in my computer or anywhere else. i see it in the device manager but not in my computer. does anyone have any idea why this is occurring. i know the jumpers are right and the cable is good, anyone have any ideas.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Is it a brand new hard drive? If so it will have to be partitioned first, which you can do in disk management of the administrative tools control panel.

    If it already has data on it, what happens if you right click on it and try to assign it a drive letter?

    ZWERVER TS Rookie Posts: 55

    right click on My computer icon--->manage--->disk magament. Choose disk, made partition and format it.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    New HDD comes with CD to format them and make them active to NTFS. Or follow the post above suggestion.
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