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How do I get my G74SX to recognize a 2nd HDD

GEB
Level 7
I recently purchased the following laptop.
ASUS G74SX-XT1
Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
16GB DDR3.

Also purchased a Seagate Momentus Mobile Hard Drive.
Model # Seagate ST9750420AS,
750GB, 2.5", 7200RPM, 16MB SATA

I've installed the drive in the 2nd dirve bay, but the OS does not recognize the drive. I found a post from BrodyBoy with pictures of an SSD install in the 2nd bay and matched my install to BrodyBoy's pic. Still not recognized. Any suggestions.
ASUS G74SX-XT1
Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz,
16GB DDR3,
500GB HDD + 750GB Secondary HDD
3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M (296.10)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Sentelic TP, BIOS version 203
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dstrakele
Level 14
Does a disk utility that you launch from a bootable CD (like Partition Magic) recognize the drive? If so, use it to partition and format the drive.

@Zygomorphic's suggestion to confirm the disk is not locked in the Security section of the BIOS is worthwhile to confirm.
G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

dstrakele
Level 14
That's good! You need to create a partition on the disk out of unallocated space before you can format that partition. You can choose to create multiple partitions on the disk or a single partition. Once the partition is formatted and has a drive letter assigned, it should appear in Windows Explorer and be useable for storing files.
G74SX-A1 - stock hardware - BIOS 202 - 2nd Monitor VISIO VF551XVT

Got it... Thanks all!
ASUS G74SX-XT1
Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz,
16GB DDR3,
500GB HDD + 750GB Secondary HDD
3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M (296.10)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Sentelic TP, BIOS version 203