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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello guys,

 

Currently I can't get my second HDD with a lot of valuable stuff to show up in the explorer on Windows 8. I recently installed Windows 8 and I haven't been able to see my HDD since.

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3

 

All my drivers are installed, and the drive shows up in Disk Management:

 

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Any ideas? It might be extremely obvious (whats wrong) but I can't seem to figure it out. I had this problem before on a fresh install Windows 7, and I forget how I fixed it.

 

Thanks!


My build:


CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.0GHz Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 RAM: 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 Storage: Samsung 120GB 840 SSD Cooling: Corsair H100 with Noctuas Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2


SpeedTest: http://www.speedtest.net/result/3243874809.png

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Does it have a drive letter assigned to it? You may simply have to assign it a drive letter (right click, select "Change Drive Letter & Path").

 

From @dalekphalm on my first post ever! https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/22435-windows-8-does-not-recognize-my-hard-drive/


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Go into disk manager and mount the drive.

Hard drives aren't plug and play and manually have to be mounted.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does it have a drive letter assigned to it? You may simply have to assign it a drive letter (right click, select "Change Drive Letter & Path").

 

From @dalekphalm on my first post ever! https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/22435-windows-8-does-not-recognize-my-hard-drive/

 

Wow... totally looked over this. Thank you man!


My build:


CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.0GHz Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 RAM: 12GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 Storage: Samsung 120GB 840 SSD Cooling: Corsair H100 with Noctuas Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2


SpeedTest: http://www.speedtest.net/result/3243874809.png

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Wow... totally looked over this. Thank you man!

No problem!


The Desktops

Main Rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X | RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero | Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 2x1TB HDD | GPU: GTX 1080 Strix O8G | Cooling: 2x240mm AIO + NZXT Kraken G12 | Case: Cooler Master NR600 | PSU: EVGA GS 550W

Secondary Rig: CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K | RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2400 | Motherboard: ASUS Z270E Strix | Storage: 256GB Crucial MX100 + 1.2TB Fusion ioDrive2 SSD (Windows) | Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black (2x EK Vardar Furious 3000) | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C | PSU: Corsair CX550M

Hooptie: CPU: Intel Xeon E5645 | RAM: 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-Premium | Storage: 240GB SanDisk SSD + 500GB HDD | GPU: GTX 970 Strix | Cooling: Reeven Ouranos | Case: NZXT Source 210 | PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 720W

Oculus Rift CV1: 2x Sensors


The Portables

MacBook Pro (Early 2015, A1502) 13": CPU: Intel Core i5-5257U | RAM: 16GB DDR3-1867 | Storage: 256GB SM0256G SSD | GPU: Intel Iris 6100

Nintendo Switch (Gray, HAC-001) | iPhone XS Max 64GB (Space Grey) | Apple Watch Series 2 (42mm) | AirPods (2nd Generation)

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