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HD not showing up in "Computer"

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    HD not showing up in "Computer"


    Hi,

    I have 2 HD's in my PC, yet i can only acces one. Never had this problem before when formating in W7.

    When formating i delete all partions and create new ones. The thing is windows creates 3 extra partitions with my first one (recovery - about 300MB, system - about 100MB and MSR - Microsoft reserverd about 128MB) and 1 extra partition with my second one (also MSR - about 128MB).

    So i then have 4 partitions made by MS and 2 partitions i made myself (partition 0 and 1).

    The next thing i do is select partition 0 and resume the setup.

    When i check my HD's under "Computer" (dutch version of Windows). Only one HD shows up.

    What did i do wrong?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Proxissimo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This is normal when you have installed Windows 8 with UEFI instead of "legacy BIOS".

    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with


    If you want to create another partition to use after Windows 8 is installed, then you would want to create it from the "Primary" (Windows 8) partition.

    Could you post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window first? We'll be happy to take a look at it to see what options you may have.

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks for your fast reply,

    So if i get this straight, i can't make a clean install of W8 like i could in W7. I need to add the partition after the installation, i can't make my HD show up immedeatlly after installing?

    Here are the two screenshots you asked.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zrf5sfhmzc...2018.57.28.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/umujqomkyq...2018.57.19.jpg
    Last edited by Proxissimo; 13 Jan 2013 at 13:55.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Your partitioning is OK.

    Click image for larger version



    Disk 1 partition 2 needs to be formated.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks theog,

    I figured as it worked when formating W7. But what do i have to do to be able to acces my second HD (Station 1 Partitie 2 on photo)?

    I had the same setup with W7, i don't understand it doesn't work the same.

    Now i only see C: how do i get it to show me D: with the amount of GB i partitioned?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    But what do i have to do to be able to acces my second HD (Station 1 Partitie 2 on photo)?
    = Disk 1 partition 2 needs to be formated.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Too bad i missed that. That wasn't the routine in W7.

    Thank you so much for all the help!!
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