Im a new member here and in need of some friendly advice:
Ive recently bought a new 'maxtor dimondmax plus 10 160gb' sata hardrive.
It came OEM so i though it would be 'plug & play', however this isnt true!
Some how i think luck was on my side when i eventually got the raid sata control driver on my motherboard disk installed and it showed the name of my new hard drive. However i couldn't seem to use it (couldnt see it in mycomputer)!
Browsed the net for a while and came to www.maxtor.com and downloaded
'maxblast 4' Upon running this it recognized my hard drive straight away and asked me if i wanted to set it up (where upon it proceeded to format etc)
Since then ive had a few problems with my pc, whether its dude to the software ive installed of the hard drive...im not sure
1st) quicktime buggered up on startup asking for a 'no disk' cancel/try again/continue error
2nd)this moring woke up and found 9 viruses on my baby!! they were all in the 'sun' folder which i think holds most of the java stuff.
I fixed the quicktime error by clearing the recent opened files within the program itself.
and ive deleted the viruses (including one called blackbox.class) and the erntire java folder 'sun'
Now (sorry about the babble) Im thiniking its probably going to be best the fomat my first 40gb maxtor ide hard drive and reinstall windows...
However...i need to know whether or not if i copy all my documents to the new hard drive (sata) and format my old one and reinstall windows on it, will the new hard drive (sata) be formatted when installing it?
Id be very gratefull for any help whatsoever!!!!
Thank you... from the noob!