recently built new computer..1 HDD not being recognized

By chrispudge
Jan 28, 2006
  1. ok so let me give you the details of my computer...
    Windows XP Professional
    Gigabyte GA-81915P Duo
    Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
    Gigabyte GV-NX66L Videocard
    Antec 400W Power Supply
    1GB Kingston DDR2 Memory
    1 Seagate SATA 250GB HDD
    1 Western Digital ATA 250GB HDD
    1 Western Digital SATA 80GB HDD
    Samsung DVD-RW
    Samsung DVD-ROM
    3 1/2" Floppy

    ok everything works perfect except the WD SATA 80GB drive does not show up on my computer...but it does show up in Disk is labeled as Unallocated

    the 2 250GB drives show up and work perfect...any ideas guy lemme know
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    you need to right click on the drive in disk management and chose partition then format it before it is going to show up in windows.
  3. Milhouse

    Milhouse TS Rookie Posts: 40

    thats exactly it
  4. chrispudge

    chrispudge TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    thanks guy figured it out rite after i posted..but thanks for the answer neways
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