Install new WD hard drive

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bob the bilder
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- May 7, 2013 at 08:17 AM
Zohaib R
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- May 7, 2013 at 09:53 AM
I just installed a new WD Black hard drive on my computer as a second hard drive but the computer does not recognize it...I can't find it anywhere. The drive is running. I have gone into bios and it says both the sata ports are on. I have also tried 2 different sata cables. Can anyone help.

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Zohaib R
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May 7, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Hi,

Please check if the Hard Drive is detected in "Disk Management" in Windows. Check the below mentioned link for steps on how to access "Disk Management" in Windows 7:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open-disk-management-2626080

If the Hard Drive is detected in the "Disk Management", try to format the Hard Drive as a "Logical Partition" and assign a "Drive Letter" to it. You can find steps on formatting and assigning a "Drive Letter" to the Hard Drive from the below mentioned link:

https://support-en.wd.com/

Note: The steps in the first link are specific to Windows 7. I have provided these steps because you have not mentioned the Operating System installed on your computer.

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