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12-19-2000, 02:03 AM
I really need help, recently i bought a new 45 GB western digital caviar
hard-disk for my new DELL computer. Since it is still a new computer with new 28 GB hard disk, the new 45GB i set it up as slave. The jumper is right and power is connected.
When i enter the BIOS setup page, it shows me there my new HD as slave, its recognise!
But when i boot up to windows, and go into my mycomputer...it show nothing of my new HD! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/mad.gif ......... Whats going on???.........
Please some one HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!............
12-19-2000, 11:39 AM
You don't say whether you used fdisk on the new harddrive to set an active partition, nor do you say whether you formatted the new harddrive. If you did, then I am stumped.
If you did not, first use fdisk, follow the directions to set an active partition. Some people split it into two or three different partitions, meaning you will have two or three drive letters assigned to that drive, and other people just set the entire drive to one big partition, meaning of course, just one drive letter.
After you have successfully set up an active partition(s) according to your desires, then format the drive(s). Please be careful that you choose the correct drive!!!! Fdisk will assign drive letter(s) to your new harddrive. Please be careful when formatting to choose the correct drive letters.
Let us know how you're doing.
Big Blue 66
12-20-2000, 06:58 AM
How to fdisk a Hard Drive (http://www.sybercom.net/jtmurphy/page11.htm)
Hard Disk Partitioning and Formatting Procedure (http://www.pcguide.com/proc/setup/hdd-c.html)
Thought those might help.
Soon as I come up with all the answers...they change the questions!!
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12-26-2000, 11:37 PM
all right..........first of all sorry took me so long to reply..........
just came back from my snow boarding trip up at mount baker for about a week...............
ok its working now............thnax, you guys ROCKSS!
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