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#1 Delta16

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:16 PM

I bought a 1TB Samsung Hard drive.

On BIOS and Device Manager it is visible, but on My Computer it is not. Anyone have any suggestions how can I get it visible ?

Im using Windows 7.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:35 PM

Never Mind.

Fixed the problem. I had Gparted (Its a free linux based software) and booted from it, the drive was visible and made a new 'partition' now it works like a charm.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:21 PM

Well done, a new hard drive must be partitioned before it's visible in My Computer.

But a user can check Disk Management in XP just to ensure that the drive is properly connected, even if it is not partitioned.

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:47 PM

Thanks for the reply. :thumbsup:




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