Hi again phillpower2
I have mostly good news.
I have my new PC build and I am posting from it now.
Everything seems to be working...except for my HDD "Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 3.5" SATA3 Desktop Hard Drive".
My computer seems to be recognizing it in the "device manager" and the "devices and printers" menu but it is not appearing in my hard disk drives list and I am unable to utilize it.
In the hdd's properties menu it is shown as a storage device and claims that the device is working properly but under manufacturer, model number, and description it just says "unavailable". I can see the drivers are from 2006 but the option to update drivers is grayed out. Also, I am having no luck finding any drivers online.
I can also see it under "disk management" and it just says disk 1, basic, 931.51GB unallocated, online.
Any advice with this issue is appreciated. In the meantime I will be searching for a solution with trusty google.
Scratch that. I figured it out. That was easy and I feel like such a noob haha.
Ok so now my new pc is working perfectly. Thanks for all of your help!
Edited by Eddie87, 23 May 2013 - 07:02 PM.