New hard drive not showing up as an accessable drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by exmeaguy, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. exmeaguy

    exmeaguy New Member

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    I had an old (6 months old) internal hard drive that I had setup as an external drive go bad yesterday so I replaced it with a brand new internal drive that I am trying to connect using my esata connector. It is the same exact setup as I had for my old drive that did work for 6 months.

    The new hard drive shows up in Device Manager, and in the Devices and Printer panel, but it does not show up in my Computer Panel under Hard Disk Drives.

    Does anyone have any idea of what can be happening and where I should look to make this new hard drive visible as an accessible drive?
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Did you look in Disk Management and see if it shows there? If so just right click and use change name. Sometimes it's there and just need to be named.
    Joe
     
  3. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    It needs to be formatted to NTFS in Disk Management.
     

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