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So I just bought a new computer, took my time to choose the parts and everything and was really looking forward for it to come but my excitement did not last long.
As I go to install Windows I can see both my SSD and HDD on the list to choose from which one to boot and so I continue to the installation. After I get to Windows and everything is ready for me to start installing drivers and everything I went to my PC and couldn´t find my HDD so just for curiosity I went to the BIOS and the HDD was there and enabled.
Anyone knows how to make the HDD appear or if it has a fix( maybe it´s a simple fix but I am just not figuring it out)?
Edit- Thanks to all of you I managed to make the HDD appear and now I´m already packing it with games so thanks once again.
Now to the interesting part, everything installed let´s play a game, I enter the game turn on my speakers and realize that only one of my speakers is working and on top of that it makes a irritating noise similar to static.
I went to the mb specs and saw that it has 7.1 ch hd audio and my speakers are only 2.0. Is it possible to make them work or not? I really don´t want to spend all that money on a 7.1 speaker system plus I really don´t have the space either.
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You need to format it before Windows can see it.
So if I had formatted it at the selection of which to boot Windows with then it would have worked?
Yes, Windows formats the one on which you choose to install the operating system during installation.
Any others should be formatted from within Windows.
So I can just go and format the hdd while on Windows and everything goes back to normal?
Yes, Windows will format it and allow you to choose a drive letter for it.
Thanks for the help! Will be my first thing to do after I install Windows
Go to computer management and initialize the disk from there (if needed, sometimes you need to) from there you can also format.
Will try that tomorrow when I get back on the pc, thanks
Appearly your HDD don't have a format (ex; FAT32 - NTSF).
You can do it mannually.
First do click on the glass or search icon then type; "Disk" your first option is what you need, once there you will give format to the HDD.
Edit: In the time I wrote this more people join to the chat and clear your doubts haha.
Thanks for the info anyways, I think I can sleep better now that I know that this is an easy fix.
What others said, just do not format your SSD by mistake, that would put you back at the beginning. ;)
I will be extra focused so I don´t make that mistake, maybe drink some RedBull or something xD
The exact same thing happened to me as well. Disk Management solved the issue. The bigger issue was, that the OS installed itself on the HDD instead of the SSD, because of BIOS priorities.
Did the OS installed on the HDD after you went to Disk Management?
Nope, that unrelated, so no worries.
No worries were taken
I assume it is a M.2 SSD, right? If yes, on some motherboards once you plug in M.2 slot(s), it automatically disables the last Sata hubs (Sata 7 and Sata 8 in my case). Try to simply reconnect HDD to the different Sata slot.
It´s a normal SSD, a Kingston a400. I initially thought of a m.2 but meh just go with a normal one and add a m.2 later
Oh, in this case please ignore my original comment.
I already managed to make the HDD visible and working.
I went to my mb and in my case it goes like this:
If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_5 will be disabled.
If M2_2 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_1 will be disabled.
If M2_2 is occupied by a PCIe-type M.2 device, SATA3_0 will be disabled.
Oh that thing.
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