How come I cannot access my hard drive after installing it?

by on August 17, 2010

Q: I just bought a 1000 GB WD Caviar Green GP2 and installed it. I found it in my BIOS and it’s currently set as 4th master (also tried 4th slave). Also found it in Device manager and it says it works properly. Only problem is that I can’t access it. It doesen’t appear under my computer or anything. My motherboard is an Asus P5PL2 socket 775. Anyone have any ideas how to access it and start using my hard drive?


One Response to “How come I cannot access my hard drive after installing it?”
  1.  

    You probably need to set it up in Disk Management.

    Go to Control panel>Admin Tools>Computer Management

    Look for the Disk Management option under Storage.

    You should see all your drives displayed here along with the partitions setup on them.

    Right click on your new drive and set things up as needed.

    If you need additional instructions see http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/selfservice/search.jsp?DocId=188931