comp doesnt recognise new HD - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-01-2006, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 160
Default comp doesnt recognise new HD

i just bought a new HD for my comp... plugged it in (power supply and hooked it into the bus cable), switch on the comp, but i cant find it anywhere... im using XP if that helps...

weewun is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123

could you post the specs of the hard drive? Size, manufacturer?

talldude123 is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,453
Send a message via AIM to FghtinIrshNvrDi Send a message via Yahoo to FghtinIrshNvrDi

right click my computer, click 'manage'. Go to the file selection section over to the left. Click on 'Storage.' 4 things should pop up in the main screen (usually) and you need to double click on Disk Management.

From here, you need to right-click, in the bottom section that just appeared, on the drive that you just installed. Format it. It should appear on your list after you get it taken care of.


<b>I'm an unhyphenated American.</b>
System Specs:
Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v
Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake"
2x2gb A-Data @ 800
Diamond HD 3870 512mb

Great FORD TRUCK resource:
FghtinIrshNvrDi is offline  
Old 02-01-2006, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 160

cheers for the help guys... but it turns out that i plugged the bus in wrong :P, i put the part for the DVD drive intot he HD and vice versa... lol!
weewun is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.