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2nd HDD detected in device manager and "working" fine but not showing up in "This PC"

Hello guys. I'm having this problem where my PC can't use my second HDD, yet it's still detected in Speccy, BIOS and device manager. I tried to look after a few solutions but didn't help.

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  1. Did you assign a drive letter for the disk in disk management?
  2. EtnoNyt said:
    Did you assign a drive letter for the disk in disk management?


    How exactly do I do that?
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    Johannes Phi said:
    EtnoNyt said:
    Did you assign a drive letter for the disk in disk management?


    How exactly do I do that?


    from start->control panal->system and security->under administrative tools "create and format harddisk partitions"
    then you will open disk management.
    if you can see a disk [x] followed by a black block, that means you didn't initialize the disk so it cannot be recognized by windows. (since it is your second disk, it should be disk 1)
    right click on the black block you will see something like new volumn/partition, then follow the instruction.
  4. Hi there Johannes Phi,

    I would agree with EtnoNyt. If this is a new drive, you will need to Initialize -> Partition&Format it.
    Yet, if this is a drive that you've been using up until now and it is not currently recognized by My Computer, you need to go to Disk Management and see how the drive appears over there.
    If it has damaged partition and/or file system, you may need to use some data recovery tool in order to retrieve your data.

    Cheers,
    D_Know_WD :)
  5. EtnoNyt said:
    Johannes Phi said:
    EtnoNyt said:
    Did you assign a drive letter for the disk in disk management?


    How exactly do I do that?


    from start->control panal->system and security->under administrative tools "create and format harddisk partitions"
    then you will open disk management.
    if you can see a disk [x] followed by a black block, that means you didn't initialize the disk so it cannot be recognized by windows. (since it is your second disk, it should be disk 1)
    right click on the black block you will see something like new volumn/partition, then follow the instruction.


    Fantastic! It worked just fine. I didn't know that the "volume" thing was format and thought I missed some options. Thanks for the help.
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