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Problems with installing Harddrive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ONEmike, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. ONEmike

    ONEmike Member

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    Hey guys i just installed a new WD 40GB hardrive. i acctually installed it before but i reformatted my computer. now when i got to my computer there is only one diskdrive. could you guys help me out i know its kinda noob but i did my searches thanks.
     
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    what drives are on what cables & what jumper settings like master & slave. does bios see the hd? what is your system specs?
     
  3. ONEmike

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    when i go on device manager it shows the harddrive. what im wondering is how do i get it to show up on my computer. BTW this is my secondasy harddrive. i only see my master drice (c:).
     
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    is the wd partitioned & formated
     
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    (assuming your using windows) if it shows on the device manager but not my computer etc then its not partitioned & formated as ddp mentioned.Go into control panel-administrative tools-computer managment -Disk managment.Here you will see the state of the device and be able to format and asind device letter etc - it will then show up on my computer.
     
  6. ONEmike

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    thanks guys i got it
     
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    so what was the end result
     
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    This is so annoying, by the time I get my penny's worth in - you've solved the problem.
     
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    don't know who solved the problem yet, him or 1 of us
     
  10. haymarket

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    Oh you mean I might get a chance to help.

    I can't wait to find out if he has solved the problem.
     
  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    haymarket, fact he said he got it indicates he fixed the problem so your sol this time but might find out what he did to fix problem if he reports back
     
  12. haymarket

    haymarket Regular member

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    Oh

    Maybe he just went for a can of beer and told us he got it.

    But I think you are right.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    4 hrs so must be a big can of beer!!!
     
  14. haymarket

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    My kind of beer
     

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