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My WD 10EADS-00L5BI shows up in the BIOS, but not in Windows Explorer. Please help John


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What version of Windows are you using?

Your hard drive is most likely not formatted. In Windows Vista, you will need to:

\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\0121.\015\012 \015\012Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management.getopencontent.aspx?assetid=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
\015\012\015\0122.\015\012 \015\012In the Navigation pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.
\015\012\015\0123.\015\012 \015\012Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then click New Simple Volume.
\015\012\015\0124.\015\012 \015\012In the New Simple Volume Wizard, click Next.
\015\012\015\0125.\015\012 \015\012Type the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then click Next.
\015\012\015\0126.\015\012 \015\012Accept the default drive letter or choose a different drive letter to identify the partition, and then click Next.
\015\012\015\0127.\015\012 \015\012In the Format Partition dialog box, do one of the following:
\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012•\015\012If you don't want to format the volume right now, click Do not format this volume, and then click Next.
\015\012\015\012•\015\012To format the volume with the default settings, click Next.
\015\012\015\0128.\015\012 \015\012Review your choices, and then click Finish.

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