View Full Version : New Hard Drive Not Recognised

10-06-2011, 11:55 AM
I recently purchased a new Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB HDD (ST2000DL003)
I installed it while the computer was off, and when i turned it on it installed the drivers for the hard drive but is not recognising it in windows explorer.
I restarted the computer and went into BIOS, the drive is there, but still not in explorer. Have I done something wrong? Any ideas?

10-06-2011, 12:02 PM
Go into disk management and make sure it's initialized.

If you're not sure how to get there, quick way is to type diskmgmt.msc into the run box and hit enter.

10-06-2011, 03:06 PM
Is it formatted?

11-06-2011, 02:54 AM
It's not formatted,

12-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Yes you must go into disk management and then:

1) Initialize the disk
2) Partition the disk
3) Format the partition(s)

12-06-2011, 08:19 PM
If windows 7, go to search-> type in "computer management" -> open it -> go to disk management -> scroll down to your new device, right click it and enable it. Done.