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Geekimnot

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Hi,
I have a Dell Vostro 220 running on Windows Vista.

I have just installed a new WD3200AAKS hard drive, the same model as my C drive.

Message said, new drive recognised and installed. It shows in the device manager and says that it is working OK, but does not display under "computer". I have rebooted to see if it is picked up, but no luck.

I have checked to see if the driver is up to date, but says the driver is correct.

Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by Geekimnot, 29 May 2010 - 02:42 AM.

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Samm

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Hi

Have you partitioned and formatted the drive?
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Hi Samm,

No, I do not know how to do that if I can only see it in the Device manager.
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Go back to device manager and right click on the new drive. It will bring up a list of commands.
Choose to partition the drive 1st. When that is done, you right click and choose format.
You want to format as a NTFS.

Make sure you are doing this to the proper drive and not the main OS drive.

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I don't have Vista handy at the moment but this is the general idea:

Click the Start button, then right-click Computer and select Manage.

In the left pane, select Disk Management.

In the right pane, right-click the unallocated partition then click New Partition.

When that's done, right-click your new partition and select Format.
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Geekimnot

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New simple volume ?? Not New Partition ??
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I presume that "New simple volume" means the same as "New partition".

If so why does Microsoft change these things.
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Go back to device manager

Thanks for catching that SpywareDr.
Should have been computer management.
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Thanks for the help guys & dolls.

So easy when you know how.
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You're welcome. :)
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