Windows 8.1 doesn't recognize my internal Toshiba 2TB HDD.

zoomzoomers

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I've searched everywhere and can't seem to find a solution. Please help!!!

I have a PNY SSD 120GB and it's my main drive. I have another Toshiba 2TB internal HDD, but I can't seem to see the drive to setup/initialize/format. I can see the drive in my BIOS and can even see it in my device manager, but I CANNOT see it in disk management. Can someone please help???

Thanks in advance!!!
 

zoomzoomers

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Yes, I can see it in the BIOS. I also know that the HDD works as I used in this very computer before reformatting and can hear it spool up.

Is this a windows issue? I see all sorts of posts with similar issues, but I can't seem to find the solution to my particular problem. Someone PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Clayto1332

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Is there another computer you can try the hard drive in? If you have the same problem you have definitely got a bad drive.

Even though the hard drive is showing up in disk management, when you look at the properties does it say there is a driver installed?
 
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