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    Hard Drive Problem

    I have just Installed my new hard drive into my pc and installed the driver disk, but cant seen to get it into My Computer. Does anyone know how i can get it too appear in My Computer ?

    This Hard Drive is additional to another hard drive i have.

    Cheers

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    Original Poster

    Boogie83e;6402457

    XP or Vista?



    Vista

    You need to initialise - Go to control panel (make sure you're in icon view), then go to administrative tools, and computer management, in there, go to Disk Management (or whatever its called) on the left - find the drive in the big bars at the bottom, it'll say "Unallocated (sizeGb)", right click and choose either Create Partition, Format, or Initialise - i can't remember exactly what its called :P

    -Liam

    razord;6402490

    You need to initialise - Go to control panel (make sure you're in icon … You need to initialise - Go to control panel (make sure you're in icon view), then go to administrative tools, and computer management, in there, go to Disk Management (or whatever its called) on the left - find the drive in the big bars at the bottom, it'll say "Unallocated (sizeGb)", right click and choose either Create Partition, Format, or Initialise - i can't remember exactly what its called :P-Liam


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    Original Poster

    Cheers guys found that but its not letting me find the hard drive

    Check BIOS hard drive settings, if ok should show up in POST screen?

    Original Poster

    Cheers Guys up and working will rep you both !!!

    I got a question once you buy a harddrive to replace your old one? Does it need anything special or do you just plug it in and install windows?

    Is it PATA? or SATA?

    If its PATA, set the jumper to secondary and make sure your old (original) Hard drive is set to Primary, as it should already be anyway.

    Met-Cast;6402814

    I got a question once you buy a harddrive to replace your old one? Does … I got a question once you buy a harddrive to replace your old one? Does it need anything special or do you just plug it in and install windows?



    Any?

    Met-Cast;6402960

    Any?


    New Hard drives come set as default to primary, so in effect, its plug and play.

    I however have 2 hard drives, so I added one on and used a partiion manager to run 3 seperate operating systems.

    dcx_badass;6405020

    Sata doesn't have master and slave, just plug, format and go.



    Mine is ATA btw.
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