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HELP URGENT - my computer won't recognise new sata


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klyo

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i brought a new SATA hard drive. 500g.
plugged it into my MB (asus amd m2n 64x2 dual processor 5600+)
bios saw it, but windows won't.

tried downloading all sorts of drivers off websites and drivergenius, still no go.

i went out and brought a PCI.E-Sata+sata+ide card today, pluged it in, windows sees the card, but i still ca't access the drive.

what i want to do is transfer all my data from my secondary IDE 500g, to my new sata( which will get rid of the ide expansion card i needed to run the hd-my motherboard only has 1 ide chain) and give my old one to a friend who is having some real-life issues as a nice gift.

but... i can't do it unless i get this piece of crap to work for me.

please i beg you, all this stress, as well as my already stressful son is making me crazy. :) :)
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Hello kylo.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)

I'm sorry to hear about your issue. We will try to help you resolve this as soon as possible.
Please understand we are all volunteers and we are not here all the time. Sometimes it may be a extended amount of time to get back to you. If it has been more then 3 days please shoot me a PM and I will try to get back to you quickly then.


Try this and see if it see's the drive.

Go to Start and then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On the left window click on Disk Management
In the right window does it show the new drive now?
Left click on the drive and then click Partition
After it has been partitioned then left clcik again and now Format using NTFS
Once this is all done you should now see the drive appear in My Computer and be ready to use.
Please let us know how this works for you.
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klyo

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thanks,

yeah, just as i had finished throwing my tantrum,
i thought of doing that myself, and it worked. bit annoyed at my self really.
but thanks for all your help.

i do have another issue tho, with certificates????? it keeps REPEATEDLY poping up
every time i go onto the net?
have no clue what to do for this, should i start another thread?
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What browser and what version are you using?
There is a way to turn off the check certificates in the browser.
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