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#1 Nov 07 2011 at 12:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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So, A week ago, I dropped 1600 on a new rig, and all the parts arrived a couple of days later. After much swearing, fiddling, and buying god damned Molex to 8 pin ATX power adaptors, I got it running. Windows is installed, and everything's running peachy, aside from the fact that windows doesn't recognise my second 1 TB storage drive, as I have windows installed on a 120GB SSD. The strange thing is, when windows was installing, it asked which drive I wanted to install it on, so it knows it's there, it just... doesn't?

Either way, I feel like I've made quite an accomplishment by building this thing by myself, and I expected alot more setbacks than this.

Also: System specs are: Intel Core i5 2500k
Asus P67 Sabertooth motherboard
nvidia GTX 570 Twin Frozr III GPU
2 x 2 GB Corsair vengeance RAM
Intel 320 120GB SSD
1 TB Seagate Hard drive
850 watt PSU, from my old rig, not sure about manufacturer or anything like that, didn't build it myself.
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#2 Nov 07 2011 at 3:13 PM Rating: Good
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Hmmm. If I had to take a stab in the dark, I'd say there's some jumpers on the back of the 1TB that need to be adjusted to let it know that it's not the main drive. Check the manual.
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#3 Nov 07 2011 at 6:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Most likely you have to initialize the drive. To do that, right click on your my computer icon and go to "manage". Then find Disk Management and see if there is a disk entry for an uninitialized 1TB disk drive. If so, right click on it and initialize it, then make a partition on it and quick format it, and you should be all set.
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#4 Nov 08 2011 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
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The device manager doesn't give me the option to initialize the drive, so I think I'm going to have to try Cats suggestion when it's not 3 am. The problem is, the HDD didn't come with a manual, just the box, so I'll have to do some digging online.
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#5 Nov 08 2011 at 8:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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SATA drives almost never have jumpers that need adjusting. If you aren't seeing the drive at all inside windows, then either you have the drive plugged into a secondary SATA controller that is missing drivers, or the drive isn't happy about somethign in its connection or internally.
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#6 Nov 08 2011 at 9:59 AM Rating: Good
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Fixed it. I had to go to the control panel > Administrator tools> a bunch of other crap that I'm too tired to remember. Either way, PC is now 100% finished, as soon as I can remember where I found the desktop mod I had that made everything see-through
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