HP envy 700 windows 8 installing additional hd (108 Views)
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TonyGGG
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HP envy 700 windows 8 installing additional hd

Plugged in the power and data cables. Does not show up in the computer window that shows all the drives. Did I miss somthing?

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DavidPK
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Registered: ‎09-24-2010
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Re: HP envy 700 windows 8 installing additional hd

Hi,

 

You probably need to format the new HDD - try the following.

 

Go to the Desktop.  Hold down the Windows Key and press R.  Into the Run Box type compmgmt.msc and hit enter.  Click Disk Management in the left pane and let the drives load up.  Right click on your new HDD and select Format to start the Wizard.  Windows will assign a Volume Label so if your happy with this, just leave the default one.  File system is normally NTFS.  Allocation Unit Size should be left as the default value.  Select the option to perform a Quick Format if it is not already selected.  Leave any other settings as default and click Ok and Ok again to start the process. 

 

When this has completed, your new HDD should now appear when you look under Computer.

 

Regards,

 

DP-K

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