General discussion


new computer hard drive wont show up. google no help.

By Phillip.Shaner ·
I bought a new computer a week ago with no os installed. I load up windows 7 and it gets to the point where it asks where you want to install it and my hard drive doesn't show up. I check to see if it sees it in the bios and its not there but it shows it recognizes it for a split second after I press delete to get to the bios. It shows the 999.99 gigs hdd and then goes to the bios. I haven't changed anything yet as I don't know what to do and I am bios illiterate. I don't know how to format and partition it from a fresh install. Help would be very appreciated as I spent 1300 on the ******. :)

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

1 total post (Page 1 of 1)  
Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to new computer hard drive w ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer". .

Return the system to where you bought it as it's faulty You don't have to be a Genius to Install Windows you get asked and it installs to where you want it like the C Drive and if the drive is new and unformatted it asks you how you want it formatted. If the drive isn't showing in the BIOS either the M'Board, Data Lead, Power Supply or the HDD itself is faulty and needs replacing.


Back to Hardware Forum
1 total post (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums