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How to install an internal hard Drive


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Let's see if we can install it using Windows.

Open Control Panel and double click on "Add Hardware"...let the Wizard search for new hardware. If it isn't found, select the option to select it from a list.

Keep me posted on your progress...
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Let's see if we can install it using Windows.

Open Control Panel and double click on "Add Hardware"...let the Wizard search for new hardware. If it isn't found, select the option to select it from a list.

Keep me posted on your progress...

HI wannabe1
right I followed your instructions and selected the seconary IDE channel then clicked next
completing the add hardware wizard here is the current status of the hardware you selected - the device is working properly click to finish is this right I hope so. Thanks again

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Sounds right...big question is, did it install the drive? Is it listed in My Computer?
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I cant see it help Thanks again

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Let's try the software that came with the drive...again.

Put the disk in the drive and let it start. Click the floppy disk icon on the right side...I'm hoping that will start the diagnostics for HDD.

Let me know what happens...we don't want it to mess with your current drive. :whistling:
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Let's try the software that came with the drive...again.

Put the disk in the drive and let it start. Click the floppy disk icon on the right side...I'm hoping that will start the diagnostics for HDD.

Let me know what happens...we don't want it to mess with your current drive. :blink:

Hi wannabe1
which option should I click on Thanks again

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Could we make this multiple guess? What options are available... :whistling:
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Could we make this multiple guess? What options are available... :blink:

Hi wannabe1
sorry the options are
open
browse with paint shop pro 7
explore
search
sharing and security
copy disk
format
cut
copy
create shortcut
rename
properties
Thanks again for all your help

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I don't see anything there I'd want to look at. Try restarting the machine with the disk in the drive. Make sure that it only works on the new Hitachi drive if it boots to an installation utility...if in doubt, ask.
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:whistling:

I don't see anything there I'd want to look at. Try restarting the machine with the disk in the drive. Make sure that it only works on the new Hitachi drive if it boots to an installation utility...if in doubt, ask.

Hi wannabe1
It gave the same options as earlier on f1 to continue and f2 enter the set up utility
Thanks again.

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Do you have a floppy drive?

Download and create this Diagnostic Disk.

1. Download the bootable version of the DFT setup program (dft32_v408_b00.EXE) and save it to your desktop.
2. Click Start, then select Run.
3. Click the Browse button to locate dft32_v408_b00.EXE.
4. Click on dft32_v408_b00.EXE, then click "Open".
5. Click "OK" to run the setup program.
6. Insert a formatted 1.44 MB diskette when prompted.
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Do you have a floppy drive?

Download and create this Diagnostic Disk.

1. Download the bootable version of the DFT setup program (dft32_v408_b00.EXE) and save it to your desktop.
2. Click Start, then select Run.
3. Click the Browse button to locate dft32_v408_b00.EXE.
4. Click on dft32_v408_b00.EXE, then click "Open".
5. Click "OK" to run the setup program.
6. Insert a formatted 1.44 MB diskette when prompted.

Hi wannabe1
:blink: ok I downloaded the hitach bootable version test disk and run it what do I do now Thanks again for sticking with me.

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Restart the machine with the floppy in the drive and see if the Hitachi software finds the new drive.
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Restart the machine with the floppy in the drive and see if the Hitachi software finds the new drive.

Hi wannabe1
disk start the test but a message came up which said device not supported the 2 items listed are

00 atapi secondary master HL-DT-ST-CD-ROM
01 ATA PC1ST3120026A and also asks scsi and ata support and ata support only what next will I retry the test again thanks again.

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Looks like this one is going to have to be manually installed. It's still not being detected... :whistling:

I know it's late there and this next stuff will be time consuming...would it be better to begin fresh tomorrow?
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