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2nd hard drive problem.


Macca810

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I have a custom built pc with 2 hard drives of which the first one is the master and is 64gb ssd.It is partitioned with my os and recovery and almost full and problem is that my second hard drive of 2tb has no drive letter and I can't seem to initialise it.It does not show up in my bios and seeing as it is healthy and shows up in my device management and I only know the basics I am stumped as to how to initialise it.Any help would be appreciated,thanks.

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robinofloxley

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It hasn't got a drive letter and I don't like Type=Recovery

Did you try Partition Wizard?

Install and run. Right click the 2TB partition and Modify/Set as Primary. Right click again and Change Letter

Click Apply (Top Left)

You can swap if you want. But seeing as it's booting OK, I'd leave it just now.

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robinofloxley

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Format from Disc Management then. You get the option.

PW format may be default Quick, but I am not sure.

Don't forget the Drive Letter at some point.

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robinofloxley

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Delete the Partition then and create a new Primary Partition.

(Right click delete. Apply. Right click Unallocated. Create.)

If you get an option to Quick Format, take it (you can run chkdsk later). Full Format will take hours.

Partition Wizard is perfectly safe from that link. False positive with Norton.

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robinofloxley

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No probs. We got there in the end.

And just in time for my din-dins.

Post back if you get further nagglies.

Someone will jump in again.

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Macca810

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Ok thanks robin :)

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Macca810

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Have done that but not formatted.There is no quick format when I click to do that.

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Macca810

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Status is as win re which is none.

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Macca810

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Should I therefore format or will that take more than 2 hours.The disk is showing as ntfs and 122 mb used now but status is none the same as my win recovery.

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Macca810

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It is allocated letter E and is showing that in disk management.

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Macca810

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It seems my problems are solved,I am grateful for your superior knowledge robin and a big thanks for your expertise and patience.Hope you enjoy the rest of your night buddy and thanks again.

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