Hard Drive Not Showing up in my computer

By Rocky_Raccoon52
Dec 27, 2004
  1. i installed a new western digital 160gb SATA hard drive and i have another SATA hard drive that has windows on that i was using before

    the hard drive will show up in the device manager but will not show up under my computer

    both hard drives are show up on the boot screen

    im still goin to use the old one to boot windows off of but i needed the new one for more space

    thanx in advance for any help
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It sounds like you haven't formatted your new disk yet. Right click on My Computer and choose Manage. Then browse to your disks and find the unformatted disk and format it as NTFS or FAT32, should be all better.
  3. Rocky_Raccoon52

    Rocky_Raccoon52 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks......im formating now but i was dumb and did a complete format instead of a quick format so i shall find out in a bit but the drive shows up in my computer now so i think it should work just fine

    thanks a lot man
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