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BIOS recognizes 2nd drive but windows and disk management does not

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  • Started 3 years ago by joshk
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Posted yesterday 
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I am no expert and think I may have messed up here.

I used a 3rd party disk management tool (the name escapes me) to partition a hard drive on a windows 8 computer (Win 8 came pre-installed on it). I think I may have over partitioned or something because after the partition the computer won't start and I cannot even access the boot menu. I just get the (spanking new) BSOD after a couple of seconds.

What I tried to do to fix this was install the hard drive on a second comp running Windows 8 and reformat the disk and install a new OS on it. When I do that, the BIOS recognizes the new disk (though I cannot boot from it) but windows does not. Neither do I see it in Disk Management at all.

I would reformat the disk if I can, as I do not have any real data on there that I need, bit cannot even do that.....

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Posted 3 years ago
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What 'new OS' did you install and how.

Posted 3 years ago

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