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BigNimrod

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I have a 40 gig seagate hard drive that i'm unable to access, it's the primary slave. I'm trying to format but i can't access it in windows when i boot from the windows cd to format it says setup cannot acces the drive. It is detected in the bios. Is there any way i colud gain access to format?
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Managegement..

Click on "Disk Management" on the left side and both your hdd's should show on the right..

Right click on the slave hdd (d: drive) and select format..

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Tried Your solution but the thing is it isn't being detected in windows so it didn't come up. Still trying to find a solution so if u or anyone else have any suggestions i wouldn't mind hearing.
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When you put it in your system, did you jumper it as a slave drive??

Are all IDE settings in BIOS set to "Auto"??

Was this drive working prior to your installing it??

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You're entiltled to go to the drive makers website and download diagnostic and installation software.

www.seagate.com
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was it working corectly on your system before or did you just connect

if you just connected it:

did you chose the corect jummper setting (slave) ?
is the HDD compatible with your motherboard ?
try connecting the HDD to the secondary IDE ...
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Looks like this drive is dead, nothing worked so i'm giving up. Thx for the advice though learnt a lot from this. Oh yeah u should try using techie'z toookit cd it has a lot of cool utilities for troubleshooting.
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