HDD shows up in Disk Management but not My Computer — Micro Center

HDD shows up in Disk Management but not My Computer

New build and i forgot to plug in the hdd until after the first boot (i used a ssd). I opened up 'my computer' to see if both storage devices were there and only the ssd showed up. I went to disk managment and found the hdd, right clicked, picked new simple volume, and followed the prompts to format a new drive. After all of this, the hdd still isnt showing up and im stuck. Most videos and guides ive googled have been unhelpful. Please help me or refer me to a way or method to fix it.


  • TSTonyVTSTonyV admin
    Hello @beerlinsk! Welcome to the Community. 

    I delete the other discussion since it was a duplicate. My recommendation would be first to delete the volume and try re-formatting it through disk management. If that doesn't work, you'll want to use diskpart to clean/reformat the drive.

    This guide will give you an overview on how to get into and use diskpart. Follow the instructions for how to open, clean, and format a drive. That will usually fix any issues with a drive not wanting to show up or format properly, and of course if you have any questions feel free to ask. 
  • I just did the first thing you typed and it worked
    I hate how easy that was lol
    Thanks for the help
  • Of course! Sometimes it's the simplest stuff that ends up working. Let us know if you have any other questions!
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