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My computer dose not see new hard drive


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ihs365

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Just installed a Western Degital wd800jb 80gb ata100 hard drive,the bios sees it ,the device manager sees it,but
when I goto "my computer" it is not listed ,my os is windows xp,this disk drive is a second hard drive set up as a slave.
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Go to your computer management/disk management and format the drive so windows can see it. Right now the drive is probably unformatted.

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clik start right clik my computer then clik manage and then clik disk managment and format the drive. might take a while be patiant.
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thanks for your reply ,but I have bigger problem now , and cann't boot windows from my master drive,long story,but when I get windows up and running agian I will try formatting the new drive, ihs365 p.s. I'm doing this reply on a live ubuntu linux cd.
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Are you using a SATA drive? If so, the problem you are having is that windows is not set up to recognize a SATA drive. Fortunately its an easy fix! You simply need some drivers, which i have. If you need these ill be happy to email them to you. Believe it or not this is going to be problem for Windows Vista as well.
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