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cannot detect new hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by woodall, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. woodall

    woodall Thread Starter

    Sep 19, 2004
    I recently posted under "Motherboard IDE" but haven"t got a reply yet, so thought I try again. I have just installed a new hard drive and I cannot get it installed. I've tried just about everything I know and it still is giving me "Primary Master Hard Disk Failure". Could some one please help me. Using WIN98SE.
  2. /\/\r.Abdul


    Feb 6, 2004
    that usally means the drive is jacked up just take it back to whee u bought it and get thm to replace it.
  3. saikee


    Jun 11, 2004
    I have answered your other post.

    You should ask the question differently. "How to install Windows to a new hard disk?"

    Your current question makes people think you have got a running operating system before but it is pretty obvious to me that you haven't even install Windows in it.

    Basically you need an operating system to detect a hard disk!

    If you have the installation CD then just set the BIOS to boot CDrom first and follow the installation instructions from the screen. WIndows will guide you through and will be able to use your new disk if it has been reported by the BIOS as claimed by you.
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