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I added a new HD to my PC, but it isn't being detected by Windows 8.

I've checked the cables and it does appear in the BIOS. It isn't listed in the Disk Management in Windows, though.

I don't think it would be dead, since it's new, and it appears in the BIOS.

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If you boot from a linux liveCD, does it work in there? Perhaps you could use that to format it NTFS. – Xyon Oct 28 '12 at 7:53
@Xyon I don't have one. – user912 Oct 28 '12 at 7:53
Not yet perhaps, but if you have a blank CD you can download one and burn it. Or even a USB drive is possible. – Xyon Oct 28 '12 at 7:56
Is it working on Windows 7? – avirk Oct 28 '12 at 8:19
@avirk I don't have Windows 7. – user912 Oct 28 '12 at 8:21

I have no idea how, but after leaving it off for a night, the hard drive was detected, and I've successfully formatted it.

I wish I knew how, but I don't.

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Magic in yer POST. – Xyon Oct 29 '12 at 13:59

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