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Solved SATA Drive Not Showing in Windows 8.1


stevem447

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Just built a new PC with an ASUS X99 Deluxe Mother board. I have installed a new SSD drive and two SATA drives from my old computer, along with one new SATA 2G HD. I plan to migrate data from the old drives to the new one. All the drives show up in the BIOS but when I boot to the OS the new drive and one of the old ones does not show up in Windows. I have installed all the ASUS drivers in windows, and I am now wondering if the OEM version of Windows 8.1 that I purchased has a limitation of how may drives it will support. Can someone please clarify?
 

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stevem447

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I just checked the Device Manager, and it turns out that Windows does register the drives, however I still cannot see them in Windows Explorer, puzzling, any one have any suggestions? DMWIN8.png
 

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stevem447

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I figured out the issue with the new drive it needed to be initialized in disk manager, and formatted for NTFS. that was simple enough, however I still have an older drive that I know works, that shows up in Disk Manager as Foreign.

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stevem447

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Foreign Disk issue

OK, so I figured out my own issue, all I had to do was import the foreign disk in disk manager and now it's all good, coping data as we speak, hope this helps someone....
 

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