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help my pc will not show me my new hd

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jan_naj, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. jan_naj

    jan_naj Thread Starter

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    i boght a new hard drive 500gig and after i installed it i was able to see the new harddrive in the computer bios, but when my pc boots up i go to my computerand it shows my C: drive and a D:partition that iu have and it will not show the new hard drive. i went into device manager and im able to see the new hard drive from there and it said that it works ok and is enabled
    WDC WD5000AAJS-00YFA0
    1 Will my partition have anything to do with this
    2 Do i have to download anydrivers
     
  2. Chris A

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    This is a second drive correct? Have you formatted it yet?
     
  3. Hughv

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    Right-click My Computer/Manage/Disk Management
    Your drive should show here as "Unallocated".
    Right-click to Format as NTFS.
     
  4. jan_naj

    jan_naj Thread Starter

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    I forgot to format the HD, once formated it work 100%
    thank you alot
     
  5. Hughv

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    You're not the first one who forgot.
    Glad we could help.
     
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