Installing new hard drive - Help!

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Birk Binnard
Birk Binnard Senior Member • Posts: 1,943
Re: Installing new hard drive - Help!

Both of your hard drives show as Active.  This is incorrect - Active means the drive can be booted from, so normally you want only one drive to be marked as Active.

It is not clear to me why the new drive is not showing up in Explorer.  Removing the Active parameter should not affect this; the only thing that sees that is the low-level Boot Manager that actually loads Windows.

Does the drive show up in Device Manager?  It should be listed under Disk Drives.  If it is, right-click and select Properties. Then select the Volumes tab and click Populate.  Then click on the disk in the Volumes window and click the Properties button.  That should show you what Windows sees on the drive.

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