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    I did a new install of Windows 7. I then wanted to add a 2nd HD, but Windows 7 will not list it. It is sata 2 in the bios and the bios shows it is there and correct and controlled by the bios. The C drive is sata 0 and the cd/rw is sata1. I have moved wires, used different sata ports and windows will not recognize the new HD. To be sure, I tried 2 different HD's and the same thing happens with both. What am I missing here? I just want it to see the other HD so I can move on.

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    The Windows 7 diskmgmt may need to format it for useage if it is new.
    Check diskmgmt by typing "diskmgmt" into search. See if it shows up there.
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    It may indeed need to be initialized and formated (in Disk Management) before its seen. If its already formatted there is a setting in Win7 to turn off so that empty drives are shown in My Computer. Its in the Folder Options under the View Tab. Finally, if its a formatted drive with data on it, it may need a drive letter assigned to show up, which can be done in Disk Management.

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    [hr]Thanks folks. I feel stupid. I should have thought of this when Windows did not see it. Thanks again!!!

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    There are no stupid questions Lou. The best of us (not me) forget some things and need a review. That is why I read all the Windows 7 threads. Much learning and review going on here and I thank all our contributors!

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