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problem installing second hard drive on new build


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well thanks, guess i'll contact the seller and see what they say, i'm well past the return policy time wise.

they appear to be reputable. i think the recycle older computers.

if they dont help guess i'll be shopping


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Another option to try is HDDErase from a bootable USB thumbdrive, details here


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i tried that while i was waiting once and it gave me some kind of error also but i'll try you link


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Any luck.


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it was getting late and i give up, will try again maybe tonight when i get in from work


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Catch you later and good luck  :thumbsup:


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well hum,

contacted seller today, they are going to let me return it .postage prepaid (by them), for a refund. while checking my email i had this from tiger direct

http://www.tigerdire...000EZRX

think i'll go for the tiger direct deal. you have any opinions on this drive one way or the other


Edited by chineshop_guy, 13 October 2014 - 02:55 PM.

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That is decent of the seller and while a pain a nuisance at least you will not be out of pocket  :thumbsup:

 

A decent drive at a good price with the nearest I could find to it here so yours is the better deal.


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bad drive boxed up new one on order.

just so i'm clear on install. plug it in, should show up like my other drive in bios, model name and a size info.

boot up, should be able to see drive in disk managment

do what i need as far as partitions and labeling and such

thanks much for your time btw


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Yes plug and play  :thumbsup:

To create and format a new partition (volume)
  1. Open Computer Management by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_818, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, clicking Administrative Tools, and then double-clicking Computer Management. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b_48. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  2. In the left pane, under Storage, click Disk Management.

  3. Right-click an unallocated region on your hard disk, and then click New Simple Volume.

  4. In the New Simple Volume Wizard, click Next.

  5. Type the size of the volume you want to create in megabytes (MB) or accept the maximum default size, and then clickNext.

  6. Accept the default drive letter or choose a different drive letter to identify the partition, and then click Next.

  7. In the Format Partition dialog box, do one of the following:

    • If you don't want to format the volume right now, click Do not format this volume, and then click Next.

    • To format the volume with the default settings, click Next.

  8. Review your choices, and then click Finish.

Note
 
When you create new partitions on a basic disk, the first three will be formatted as primary partitions. Beginning with the fourth, each one will be configured as a logical drive within an extended partition.
 
You are welcome btw  :)

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