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How to set up a second hard drive?

So I had gotten a second hard drive that I wanted to replace my first with and by replace I mean copy all of my files (including system files) to the new hard drive. I have checked my bios and my computer recognizes I have a new hard drive. However I cant (and have no idea how) to format it. Whenever I go to computer management --> disk management I only see disk 0 and cd rom 0. I also cant right click on the unallocated area of my hard drive because there isn't any to right click. However I know that is wrong because I have 190 GBs free on my hard drive. Any information can be given if asked for. Thanks for any help in advance.

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So I had gotten a second hard drive that I wanted to replace my first with and by replace I mean copy all of my files (including system files) to the new hard drive. I have checked my bios and my computer recognizes I have a new hard drive. However I cant (and have no idea how) to format it. Whenever I go to computer management --> disk management I only see disk 0 and cd rom 0. I also cant right click on the unallocated area of my hard drive because there isn't any to right click. However I know that is wrong because I have 190 GBs free on my hard drive. Any information can be given if asked for. Thanks for any help in advance.

Ok, this should be easy. I am just going to assume you are on windows, but if you aren't, I cant really help you.  

 

Search, through the start menu, disk managment, allow the UAC to control it.

 

Next, when it loads, there should be your new disk that showed up. Right click on it, it should say "Create new partition or something along those lines". 

 

Click on create new partition, and make it a primary partition. Let me know when you've got that done! :D

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I may be asking a really bad question but what is the UAC and how do I let it control it? And yes I am on windows 10

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I may be asking a really bad question but what is the UAC and how do I let it control it? And yes I am on windows 10

Its ok, the UAC is the little prompt that opens up, (if you have it set to) to make sure you want to make changes to your PC

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My new disk does not show up.

Weird, does it show any empty space?

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I see disk 0 with three different sections. The sections in order are: System Reserved, (C:), and a blank name

Below that I see CD-ROM 0 with nothing beside it or below it. So I guess it sort of shows a empty space?

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I see disk 0 with three different sections. The sections in order are: System Reserved, (C:), and a blank name

Below that I see CD-ROM 0 with nothing beside it or below it. So I guess it sort of shows a empty space?

 Ok, do the blank name one and max it out with all the data on the drive. Thats a good sign of knowning. Create the primary partition, then, get the windows 10 install setup (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=691209) and download it, execute it, and save it to a usb. Then, boot to a usb and install your new hard drive. A easy way to keep all of your files is to make symlinks, to do that, go here (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/) Hopefully I am not to late, sorry for such the delay, I apologize.  

 

Let me know if that works.

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Don't worry about being late its fine. I also may not have done a good explanation of what I see in the disk management. This is what I see: http://imgur.com/jyeMej4. However I will install the windows 10 because I never knew I could just install it. The main reason I wanted to copy over the hard drive was so I would still have my operating system (I do not have the boot disk or anything). I will try everything out and tell you possibly today or tomorrow if it worked.

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Weird. How is your HDD connected? Make sure to go into your BIOS/UEFI and make sure it recognizes it

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My HDD is connected the exact same way my primary one is. Sata cable into the motherboard and a powercord from the power supply. Only difference is the that the primary HDD is in sata 0 and the second one is in sata 2 (disk drive is in sata 1). When I access my bios It knows that I have those 3 satas being used and it knows that 0 and 2 are hard drives with 1000 GBs.

 

Also another quick question. Because my old hard drive was failing I had gotten 2 other new ones. When I boot up the first new hard drive with windows and everything will the second just be another of what is happening here? Do I have to do something with the master/slave properties and the plastic things that indicate which is which (sorry but that may be the main reason I cant find the new HDD I just found out about that stuff a little bit ago)?

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