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Old 02-16-2008, 12:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey ya'll, i just got my pc put together about an hour ago. I go to install Vista, and it cannot find my Hard drive. When i open up BIOS, i can see the HD. I've moved the jumper around on it, and it doesn't seem to make a difference. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try CS Cable Select. You may need to make a primary partition on the disk first. Do you have a Hard drive utility disk. If not use a windows 98 boot disk abd type fdisk.
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lol sorry man i'm not that computer savy...yet. Can you give me a little better description of what you mean?
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On the hard drive there is a jumper and you can put the jumper on the two CS pins which is cable select. And sometimes when you buy a drive you have a utility disk with it to get the disk setup to use. You can download the disks from most hard drive vendors site's.
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Also with vista, if the drive is formatted with fat or fat32 it won't see the drive. You need to either totally blank the drive, or re-format to NTFS
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