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Sp4rtan 03-17-2006 09:52 PM

Just installed Maxtor 200gig Bios says it's there windows says not
 
Just installed my IDE Maxtor 200gb hardrive Bios read that the hard drive was there but when I go into explore it says I still have 1 hard drive.

Anyone help me out?

macdude425 03-17-2006 10:10 PM

Windows doesn't see it AT ALL?

Is it formatted?

Sp4rtan 03-17-2006 10:12 PM

I have to format it?

It's new theres nothing on the hdd it if thats whats you mean?

jeremy 03-17-2006 10:25 PM

hds come out of the factory with no partitions defined, so you must create partition/s goto start-->settings-->control panel-->administrative tools-->computer managment-->disk managment

Sp4rtan 03-17-2006 11:00 PM

how do I setup a partition once I am there?

Vybuni 03-17-2006 11:04 PM

Once there, you should see a bar for each of your drives. Do you see all of your hard drives there?
It should say something like-
Disk1
Basic
xxxGB
Online


If you see your hard drive, then you right click on the "unallocated" space and select "new partition" from the menu. That should open up a wizard to guide you through.

Sp4rtan 03-17-2006 11:05 PM

ok thanks guys I got it working now


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