New (secondary) Hard Drive will not show up in My computer

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I recently got a new hard drive to act as a secondary hard drive. It has been partitioned correctly, has a drive letter, and has been formatted. I have double checked the Disk Management utility AND Device Manager and it shows up in both of those places. In disk Management utility it shows as primary partition, healthy, and active.

I can't understand why "My Computer" won't recognize it
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Have you tried to use dos window to check if you can go to your x drive?
If device manager and disk manager show it, and you have formatted it - have assigned a drive letter, My Computer would show it as well.
Can you post screenshot of diskmanager and my computer to see what exactly could be going on here?

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This is going to sound stupid, but I have to cover all bases. Have you tried rebooting?
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Is it an IDE harddrive or a Sata harddrive? if it is IDE make sure you have the jumper in the correct setting. If your original harddrive is set to master be sure to set this second one up as a slave. If your original is set as CS (cable select) make sure to set this one up as also CS, if not give the master and slave a try.

Sometimes my optical DVD drives show up in the bios and in windows hardware but not in my computer if the jumpers are not set correctly.

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