Computer won't recognize second hard drive

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  1. I Doughboy

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    I have 2 hard drives hooked up to my computer. When I boot up it recognizes both of them in the bios. When I go into my device manager it recognizes both of them, but when I go into my computer It only recognizes one of them. How do I get it to recognize the secondary drive?

    It recognizes all of my drives
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    My Computer doesn't recognize the second drive.
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    Right click on the second drive.
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    Right click on primary drive.
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  2. confused5

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    So drive H:/ is the one that's having problems? Reformat it, I think you need an NTFS partition to work as a hard drive with windows, looks like it's FAT32; which are for portable drives
     
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    Drive H and Drive E are my flash drives... The one that says disk 1 is the one i'm trying to get it to recognize.
     
  4. confused5

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    Oh sorry, well it Looks like your 2nd hd needs a drive letter assigned to it. Reformat and it will be assigned one automatically
     
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    it's an option when you right click the drive in device manager. looks like the only thing available is to delete the volume so you might want to try that and then reformat
     
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    Thank you, i deleted it and reformatted it.
     
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