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Solved Adding Hard Drive From Old computer

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  1. Leftfooted

    Leftfooted Thread Starter

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    Hello I removed the hard drive from my old computer its a 1tb seagate that is only 1yr old. I removed the files i wanted by usb connection and want to install it in new build but computer isnt finding the drive i formatted it before i installed it but still no luck
     
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    You didn't say if any other internal hard drive is also in that computer.
    You also didn't say if that 1 TB hard drive is recognized in the BIOS setup screen and if the SATA port for it has been enabled.

    Assuming it's the only hard drive and it's recognized in the BIOS setup screen, and assuming you have a bootable Windows install disc:
    Insert the Windows install disc, then boot from it, then select the custom/advanced install option, then create a partition in the hard drive, then format it, then install Windows in it.

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  3. Leftfooted

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    yes there is a 1tb m.2 drive installed with windows already on it and i didnt look in the bios
     
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    If I understand you correctly:
    You built a new computer.
    You installed a 1 TB M.2 drive in it.
    You installed Windows(unknown version) in that 1 TB M.2 drive.
    Your computer is working fine, but it's not recognizing the 1 TB SATA hard drive that you installed in it.

    What's the brand name and complete model number of the motherboard in that computer?
    Have you read its user manual on how to install one or more storage drives in it, and how to enter its setup screen?

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  5. Leftfooted

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    EVGA X299 FTWK Motherboard I checked the bios all ports are enabled its not showing the drive as in the computer
     
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    Did you hookup the power and Sata cable both?
     
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    EVGA X299 FTW-K Motherboard (on-line user guide - 151 pages)

    From Pages 136 - 137:

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