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#1 Robi1331

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:41 AM

Hi!
I am having a poblem...
I just bought a new western digital 160 Gb hard disk (WDC WD1600JB-00REA0)
So I installed the disk on my EAC K7S5A PRO mainboard with a duron 1.6 GHz CPU.
The hard disk is the primary slave, the primary master is another Seagate 40 Gb hard disk.
I could only install this way becase the IDE cables were too short to reach to the disk drive from the CD\DVD drive and vicaversa.
Everything went fine, at the first start windows recognised my new hard disk, it promted me that it is ready to be used, but... It won't apear in My computer between my drives, it is listed in the Device Manager but I can't reach it.
I would like to mension, that i have a multi card reader installed as well, a 40 gb hard disk, a DVD-RW, and a CD-witer.
Please help me. Thanks, Robert.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 08:52 AM

The IDE hard disks need to be on the same IDE ribbon cable, the master connected to the end of the cable and the slave connected to the middle connection.

The jumpers also need to be set properly.

The optical drives need to be on the second ribbon cable.

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 09:23 AM

Try Disk Management (Start...Run...type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). I suspect that the drive is not partitioned or formatted - and this applet will allow you to partition and then format the drive for use.

This could also be a drive letter conflict - so check in Disk Management to see if there's any duplication of the drive letters. If there is, just change one of them and it should work fine.
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