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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:26 AM

Hi,

I have a PC running Windows XP Pro. I just installed a new 500GB Western Digital drive as a secondary drive, but it hasn't been detected by my computer. I touched it and it's definitely working because it was warm and I could feel it vibrate.

It's connected via an SATA cable to my mother board and I used an SATA to IDE converter for the power supply.

Please could someone suggest a way to correct the problem and start using my new drive?

Thanks,
Joe

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:48 AM

but it hasn't been detected by my computer


Is your bios seeing it during post?

If so then windows disk management should see it and you could create partition(s) and format them from there?

Little details like your motherboard and the hard drive model help in determining what to do?

there are even jumper issues with sata hard drives and sata1 vs sata2

Edited by DaChew, 08 December 2007 - 11:49 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:00 PM

Is the new drive formatted?

If it appears in the BIOS properly...and does not appear in My Computer (but does show up in Disk Management), it probably needs to be formatted/initialized. XP won't reflect is a working disk...until it has been formatted.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:05 AM

Hi,

I went through Disk Mangement and now I've got it installed. Thank you for your help.

Best Wishes,
Joe

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:04 PM

Happy computing!

Louis




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