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Secondary HD issues

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    Secondary HD issues


    How can I get Win8 to recognize my secondary HD? It is a WD Green 500GB SATA drive. My bios reads it, but Win8 does not.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Have you initiallzed the disk in Disk management?

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    It does not show up in the disk manager screen.
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    It might not been formatted, does not have a partition defined or the format is wrong. Use EasUS Partition Master or such to check it and make a formatted partition/s on it.
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