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Old 03-11-2005, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently purchased a 160 gig OEM harddrive off newegg and i am in the middle of installing... my computer however will not let me format this drive within windows, it does not have a drive letter so using a command prompt is no help... the drive shows up in device manager... i am afraid i must admit i have limited knowledge with OEM harddrives. i do realize i must format it and give it a file format for windows to use it, but how can i do this?

all is set to auto in the BIOS and it detects it there... but no luck otherwise.

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Old 03-11-2005, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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did you set the jumpers on the hd?
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Old 03-11-2005, 10:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it is set to cable select
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i thought you are suppose to set it to slave?
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cable select automatically lets the system set them for you
but it is a moot point now
i found partition magic on kazaa and now ive got it up and runnin just fine, thanks anyways for the help man
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