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Seagate barracude 500gb wont show up

By rmarshall292
Nov 8, 2009
  1. ok i just bought this hdd today and put it in my computer it is detecting it in the bios and in devices, i downloaded the driver for it but it wont show up in my computer


    how do i fix this!

    btw i have windows 7.


    ok just opened up disk management and got it to intialize however, still now showing up

    this is what im seeing

    it only shows the c driver in the window
    however at the botton of the window it shows the seagate drive, it is black and says unallocated

    when i right click on it it says

    convert to dynamic disk
    convert to gpt disk
    offline
    properties
    help
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    Clarify please. Does this mean you formatted the new hard drive?
     
  3. rmarshall292

    rmarshall292 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    edit:

    got it to work
    when i opened up disk management somehow got it to intitialize it immeditately restarted and wouldnt boot it told me to insert disk so i restarted went into bios reset the settings then, was able to load up windows again clicked on my seagate drivers and it detected the hdd
    formatted it and e\verything!!! : D : D : D
     
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