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New IDE drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Storage' started by ShadowFold, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. ShadowFold

    ShadowFold New Member

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    I just popped a 320gb WD IDE drive in my computer and it doesn't show up in windows. Do I have to change something in the bios or something? It's plugged in securely and everything.

    EDIT: it shows up in device manager, how do I use it tho?
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    go to administrative tools, then Computer management, select Disk Management (under storage), select the disk and finally right click on it and select format...

    let me know if it works...
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    Sweet, that worked! Thanks :D
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    anytime man! :toast:

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