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Is not showing up in the computer

I have had the drive about two weeks now. I installed it and it showed up under the my computer. But as of yet hadnt really used it for anything. So the other day I went to put a file on it and couldnt find on the computer at all. I have since checked the bios and it is showing up. And since adding it I havent done anything different with my computer.

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  • Pierre 1 Feb 22, 2009

    I installed a 500g sata wd caviar as a data disc my bios sees it but when i try to access it in my computer and maybe format it i dont see it at all. It is not partitioned either. What if i disconnect my working hard drive and try to load windows and only go as far as creating a partition . I hope someone knows the answer


  • Greg Caudle May 11, 2010

    Go Start> Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management

    Select Disk Management under Storage

    Look to see if your Drive is listed and what the Status, Layout, Type, and File System it has.

    Right mouse click on the dive and click on Explore to see if your files come up. If yes, then perform a Change Drive Letter and Path.

    Let me know what the status is.



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Go to control panel, then administrative tool, then to computer management, then to disk management, check the status of your hard drive or check it on some others system

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