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Yesterday, I went out to the city and got the warranty on my 7200.11 500GB Seagate SATA HDD, which had stopped working about 2 months ago, and since has been lieing on my shelf. I received a 7200.12 in return, This made me pretty happy. However when I installed it into my case and plugged it all in, I turn on my machine (running Win 7 RC) and I see "New device found, installing drivers..." and I thought ok good.. Then I get the message "ST3500418AS ATA Device is ready for use." And once again thought, Well, this is good. So I go to My Computer, and could only see my old drives, Local Disk C (System drive) and Local Disk D, (Partitioned 320GB Western Digital SATA HDD, 50GB & 250GB) I thought the 500GB would show up and I would just have to format it to use it? I can see it in Device Manager under Disk Drives, But cannot find anyway to format it or store on it? :(

 

I feel extremely nooby atm, but any help right now, would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance

 

P.S. Specs in sig.

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right click COMPUTER and select MANAGE, then go to disk management and you should see your new unformatted drive. Right click it and make a new simple volume - this will format it and give it a drive letter and voila, windows recognizes it :)

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right click COMPUTER and select MANAGE, then go to disk management and you should see your new unformatted drive. Right click it and make a new simple volume - this will format it and give it a drive letter and voila, windows recognizes it :)

Thank you also fixed my problem :lol:

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Good sir, I thank you, and think I love you... :P

 

thats something you should take up with your psychologist

 

jokes

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