External Hard Drive to Internal......Appears in BIOS but not my Computer?

  colinm45 15:02 15 Jan 2012
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I have opened my external Western Digital Hard drive and have installed it SATA to my pc, It appears in the bios but not my computer....how do i sort this? i have downloaded a pc utility from WD and its approved that the HD is working correctly.

  chub_tor 18:20 15 Jan 2012

You need to partition it and format it for it to be shown in My Computer. If Windows 7 go to Computer Right Click then click on Manage Click 'Disk Management' You should see your drive. It will probably say unallocated . Right click on the unallocated drive, and choose 'New Simple Volume' Choose what format you want it and let it format.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:30 15 Jan 2012

If it has data on it you need then do not format it.

try just allocating a drive letter.

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