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just installed new used 20gig hardrive into my older p3 computer and its not being reconized so i cant install windows... How do i get my computer to reconize the hardive.
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As per the information you have provided, it appears the 20gb HDD is the only HDD in your computer.

Try These Steps and report.

  • Please Check the Cables that are connected properly to the Hard disk
  • Please Check the Jumper settings
Please check the jumper settings for the harddrive.
u must have tried to use the HDD as slave(no jumper at all) when u dont have a primary drive. set your jumper settings and make the hdd primary.
Your HDD should work. Have a look at the following image:
http://www.seagate.c...u5_family_1.gif

Have a look at the following link for more information in changing the jumper
http://www.seagate.c...ustrations/ata/

If both doesnt work then your drive may be faulty
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thanx lol just tried a dif copy of xp and it seems to be working fine now all installed up and running
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