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#1 shawn_llw

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:28 AM

Hi

I recently installed a new hard disk in my computer. However it doesn't seem to work at all. Can someone tell me what the problem is?

Thanks

(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 11 July 2006 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 11 July 2006 - 01:43 AM

Did you format it either with the HD manufacturer's software or Windows own utility?

Can you see it in "MY Computer"?

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 03:53 AM

Another small point, did you set the jumpers correctly?
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Posted 11 July 2006 - 04:03 AM

Does the motherboard support the hdd installed? If you have a old PC it may not see large hdd's.

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Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:09 AM

I think you are going to keep getting a lot of questions basically because you left no information for anybody to go by. Could you leave some system stat's and the make and model of the hard drive and capacity?

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Posted 29 July 2006 - 04:07 PM

what do you mean? can you not access it? be a little bit more specific.

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 01:07 PM

have you installed the drivers (if any) that came with the HDD?

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 11:43 PM

This guy has a lot of questions to answer!! This is quite funny..

Here - try this:

You may need to format the drive using the Disk Management utility.

Try this:
In the Windows Explorer, go to (and click the + next to) Control Panel, then press on Administrative Tools.
Double click Computer Management and wait for the new window to open.
In the new window, on the left hand side go down to Storage and then click on Disk Management.
In the right hand window, you should see you new drive. Right-Click on the external hard drive and select New Partition.
Follow the New Partition Wizard, ensuring that you accept the defaults. The only options you will really want to change are the Drive Letter and the Drive Name.
Once you finish the Wizard, it will format the drive. You can then close the Computer Management window, and go back to your Windows Explorer. Your new drive should be in there now!!

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