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Old 07-23-2004, 04:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i just got this 160Gb hard drive from Samsung and shows up on the bios, also shows up under device manager, but it wont show up on my computer, with the C or D drive label, im not able to save anything anyone know whats wrong, anyone able to help me with this problem?
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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uummm im not sure if this would help but have u got the jumper settings right on both the hard drives? your original hard drive should have the jumper set to "Master w/ slave present" (diagram on the harddrive shows you where to have the jumper for this setting) and the other harddrive should be set to "slave"
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Old 07-23-2004, 05:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yea the motherboard detects the two HDD, but windows won't give it a drive (C:,D or what ever its call it shows up on device manager and i tryed unistalling and installing again but didn't work
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Old 07-23-2004, 05:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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did you format the drive ?Double left click my computer locate the drive right click and select format.
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Old 07-23-2004, 06:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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have a look in your disk manager and see what it says.
Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Manager
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ok under disk manager it says unallocated, thats all, what does this mean? my other HDD says healthy, how do i allocated if thats whats wrong?
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Old 07-23-2004, 11:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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try right clicking it and assigning it to a letter. or in the properties of it there might be something. sorry i cant b more specific
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have u formatted the drive properly?/
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you have to format the drive in order to use it .
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just right click the drive n click format ( full )
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