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XP doesn't recognize my new HD


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#1 Charlie123

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 01:45 AM

I bought a WD Caviar Black 1TB hard drive as a third drive in my system. It shows up in the device manager but not in my computer. What should I do? Troubleshooting is worthless on Windows.

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#2 Baltboy

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:21 AM

Right click properties and choose manage. Go to Disk Management is the drive listed here. If it is there and all is well then you probably just need to partition and format the drive. If you cannot do that check the status of the disk it might need to be imported into the system. If it doesn't show up try scan for a new drive.
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#3 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 08:22 AM

Details on what computer you have might be important if the above did not solve your problem.

Brand and service tag/serial number/part number or motherboard if a built system. Some older computers have problems with large drives that can be solved with bios update.

#4 Charlie123

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 02:07 AM

I right clicked on properties and I don't see "manage" as an option.

The computer is a custom build, has a newer Intel mobo that supports quad core (I'd have to open it to get the exact model) and I have no problems with the other 500 GB drive.

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 03:08 AM

Hi,

to access Disk Management, follow this.
Press Start
Click Run
type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter
A new window, named Disk Management should appear

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:22 AM

Reference, http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/prepare...cond_hdd1.shtml.

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