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Hard Drive In Device Manager Can't Be Seen By Computer


Hard drive in "device manager" can't be seen by "computer". I installed a hard drive from a mac as a backup expecting that i could reformat it and it would all work. But, as far as i know, i need to be able to "see" it in computer in order to reformat it. It does show up in device manager. I uninstalled it, rebooted, and it reinstalled automatically, like it should. Still doesn't solve the problem.

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Let me know if you need any more details on my set-up. I'm no pro with this computer stuff, but i'm relatively able, in most cases, given the right support to refer to.


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