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    Drive shows in BIOS not in win8 until...

    Put together an i7 win8 PC with asrock killer z97 board. Everything works fine until I took an old samsung sata drive out of a vista PC and put it into this win8 PC. The bios sees this drive but it does not show in windows 8, not in device manager nor disk management. There is no yellow alert in device manager on anything either.

    There are three other drives (2 SSDs and 1 mechanical) in the win8 PC and they all show up no problem.

    Out of desperation, I change the BIOS drive setting of the samsung drive:

    external drive from disabled to enabled
    hot plug from disabled to enabled

    When I rebooted, the drive shows up in windows! I went and disabled both those settings and reboot, and the drive is still there. I cannot narrow down which of the two settings did the trick.

    Can anyone explain why the drive was not recognized at first?

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    I ran into this issue with a Dell. In my case, disabling secure boot allowed Windows to pick up on the new hardware and then I could go back and enable secure boot again if I so desired.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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