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Bios Sees New Hdd, But Win 7 Does Not


I just did a fresh, successful install of windows 7 pro. Very happy with it. The boot drive is a 80gb sata drive, residing on sata port 0. I also have a dvd+-rw sitting on sata1. No problems with either of these following windows 7 installation.

I decided i wanted to add more storage, so i bought a new seagate 1. 5tb sata drive. I completed the physical installation of the drive, connected it to the next available sata port (sata2). I turned the machine on, went into bios, turned on sata2 in bios, saved the settings, and booted as normal. I saw a notification window from the task bar indicating the driver for the new hd installed successfully.

However, the new drive does not show up anywhere in windows 7 - not in the device manager, not in the control panel, not in drivemanger. Msc, nowhere i would expect to see it. I powered down, powered back up and went into bios. Bios reports that there's a nice 1. 5tb sata drive installed on sata2.

How is it that bios can see it, but windows 7 can't? Any advice on how to get this working so windows 7 can use it? System is functioning perfectly otherwise.


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