Niall_g
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Inspiron 660. Windows 8 not seeing 2nd Hard Drive

I have a brand new Dell Inspiron 660.

I have installed a 2nd hard drive (Seagate ST3500418AS 500MB). This drive has been performing fine in my existing Dell Inspiron 531, it contains all my document, pictures, music etc.

The F2 setup shows both drives, however windows 8 seems to completely ignore the 2nd HDD.

Suggestions please.

Thanks.

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Re: Inspiron 660. Windows 8 not seeing 2nd Hard Drive

Likely it has secure boot enabled and the file format of the drive is different.

Although the driver doesn't show up under my computer presumably.

Does Disk Management within Windows 8 see the drive?

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