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I have a 121 Gb drive which is detected by device manager, but does not show in My Computer. In partitio magic V8.0, it shows this disc as a dynamic disk

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In device manager, local disk manager, right-click the disk (not the empty area). Select convert to basic disk. it will be done after a warning/confirmation/possibly restart.
Now right-click the empty area, create a simple volume or primary partition.

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Just right click on my computer go to manage and then go to stogae and then select disk managment it will show the list of hard drive connceted select your drive according to the size. format it and it will show you in my computer. bye

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