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lvlrhotshot
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?

wratterus
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.

gary67
10-06-2011, 03:06 PM
Is it formatted?

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

Agent_24
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)

dpDesignz
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.