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Hard Drive Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lordofdasword, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. lordofdasword

    lordofdasword Thread Starter

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    Alright i went out and purchased a new western digitl HDD and when i installed it and booted up the pc it did not recognize it and did not appear in the my computer window, now the drive shows up in the device manager and says its working properly but still nothing

    Server 2003
    Western Digital HDD

    Any Ideas??

    THx
     
  2. telegramsam

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    Go into your control panel, then computer management, and disk management. You should see it in there. You'll need to enable it and format it if you haven't already...This IS a second disk, right?

    Edit: Control panel, Administrative tools, then comp mgmt, then disk mgmt...
     
  3. lordofdasword

    lordofdasword Thread Starter

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    Alright that worked Thank You now the next issue why am does it say that it is a 149 150 gig when the box said 160? any ideas?
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Yep, you are a victim of "disk manufacturer gigabytes. Real gigabytes are 1,073,741,824 and disk manufacturers use 1,000,000,000, do the math. ;)
     
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