New Hard drive Not showing up on HP laptop


  1. Posts : 65
    windows 10
       #1

    New Hard drive Not showing up on HP laptop


    I just bought a new hard drive from best buy, its a western digital Blue 500gb hard drive, the old one was failing and causing windows to run slow so I bought this one to fix it. When I try to install the new OS into the blank hard disk it doesnt show up on the list, nothing does. Any tips?
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    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #2

    Have you assigned a drive letter to the new hard drive ?

    Go to diskmgmt.msc > right click at the drive > click Change drive letter and paths > then assign a drive letter > Add > OK

    Does that work ?
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  3. Posts : 65
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    davidhk said:
    Have you assigned a drive letter to the new hard drive ?

    Go to diskmgmt.msc > right click at the drive > click Change drive letter and paths > then assign a drive letter > Add > OK

    Does that work ?
    how am I supposed to? there is no OS on it, also I put it into my desktop and formatted it with the drive management and assigned it drive "D" and then put it back in laptop and still doesnt show up. I even tried doing it through linux and fedora, still nothing.
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  4. Posts : 65
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    Fixed it, apparently when I changed out the hard drive I loosened the other end that plugs into the laptop so it was half plugged in. Thanks for your help.
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  5. Posts : 5,442
    windows 10 Pro ver 21H2 build 19044.1348
       #5

    Oh. You are welcome.
    Happy computing.
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