Is it me or the hdd?


#1

I’ve just bought a WD10EARS 1 TB HDD. According to the label i don’t need to do anything to it as i’m using Windows 7.

The problem i have is that it is recognised by ‘Device Manager’ and also ‘Hard Disc Sentinal’, but according to ‘My Computer’ it doesn’t exist. I have Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit, AMD Phenom 2 X4 Quad core 3000MHz, 945 processor, 4 GB of Ram. An ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series graphics card with 1GB of ram.

I want to use the WD HDD as additional space for storing video, music, photos etc. The OS is on another HDD.

Do i need to do something to this drive or is it dead?

I know a bit about computers but not a lot…

It seems to me that it needs to be formatted but i have no idea how to do it. If  believe the label, it should work straight from the bag.

Happy New Year!

Mine will start when i get this drive working…


#2

Please ignore this question.

If you too have the same problem, see DarkMatter’s post entitled

Adding an additional HDD in Win 7 64 Bit ![Message contains a hyperlink]( “Contains a hyperlink”)

It worked for me!!


#3

mormaly every internal HDD comes with no format whatsoever

you need to initialize the hdd

in the run box put diskmgmt.msc

and it should appear the disk management tool :slight_smile:

after that you should see the hard drive as raw, click in disk management and format it in mbr :slight_smile: