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Hard Disk not being recognized in My computer


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#1 kaloy_80

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 07:41 PM

I just recently bought a Samsung 3.5 500GB HD (HD502IJ) and I've already detected it using on my mobo Bios as a slave and is connected via SATA. I have another 160 HD installed via SATA and that is also being detected. My OS is WinXP SP2 and it is installed on a 160gb via IDE.

When I installed the 500GB HD I cannot see it under Disk Management nor under my computer but it appears on the task bar where it says I can safely remove the hardware, kinda like being recognized as a flash drive or something.

How can I make my computer recognize the new HDD.



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:10 PM

Format it, create at least one partition.

Disk Management In Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/
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Disk Management - http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_management.htm

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:51 PM

Thanks Louis. Got it detected.

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 09:31 PM

Nice work...happy computing :thumbsup:.

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