dtfwithme

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I just built my new desktop not much longer than a day ago. I installed the OS (windows 7 home premium 64bit) to my SSD (Corsair 120gb). So the computer is completely up and running, minus one little thing. I can't save anything to my HDD (WD Caviar Blue 500gb). It is recognized by the BIOS and shows up in the device manager, but when I either try and save something to it or go to Windows Explorer then computer, it isn't there as an option. I went to geek squad to see if they could give me a quick fix, but the just told me to try downloading SP1 (service pack 1) for windows 7, although I already have that downloaded. Obviously it didn't work >.< ha. Any suggestions? I figured this would be the best place to go since every is pretty nice and reply to questions SUPER fast ha.
 
What does it show in disk management?

Dont know the ultra shortcut... so Start->control panel->system and security -> under "adminitrative tool", select "create anf format hard disk partitions".

If it showing in Device manager - should be showing there... what does it show? any clue in there?

HTH
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It is a brand new HDD, and no I have not >.< ha. I'm sort of new to the whole building my own computer, so I'm a little bit of a noob. But I do know enough to get by, so just point me in the right direction and I should be able to figure it out.
 

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It does show up in that, it says "Disk 0 Basic 465.76 GB Unallocated Online"
 



LOL - as eluded to by clarkjd... looks lik eyou just need format it... in that screen I pointed you at... right click on the drive and select th eoption to format it... shoul dbe all you need to sdo.

And I think you need to reassess your comment "But I do know enough to get by" ;)

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It has to be set up there.
Do you wan to use the whole drive as 1 big partition, or do you want to split it up? Once you figure that out, you can create the partitions, format them, and assign a drive letter to them, all from within device manager.
 

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Haha alright, thanks for all your help. I guess I should have said "But I do know enough to get by, other than quite a few things relating to HDDs and SSDs" ha. Thanks again