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I installed my new western digital internal sata hard drive but when i started my computer, it was trying to install an unidentified hardware, so it didn't install. what can I do?

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Enable the sata support from bios, otherwise install drivers comes with sata

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Where can I get user guide for unidentified hard drive?


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Unplugging the CDROM didn't cause this issue but installing the western digital on that cable did cause your drive numbers to change in BIOS. You need to disconnect the external hard drive from the SATA cable but leave the power connected,then boot windows. Once booted reconnect the SATA cable. Check and see if it shows up in your disk management utility.

To do this, right click on computer, then left click manage. When the management console opens, click Disk Management on the left side and scroll down through your drives. Let me know if it shows up and what it says about the partition on the right, I'll keep my eyes open for your reply.

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looks like u primary hard drive is inside the laptop and so should be displayed as c : drive ,

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you have to enable the raid controller in the bios to see sata hdd nad have you pluged the power connector to hdd which is by the sata cable port then to your sata port in the motherboard, then install sata card drivers for your motherboard then reboot and after you have rebooted goto devise manager and see if it is reconised the driver if you have a yellow question mark then select it then right click then uninstall then click yes when removed driver goto the icon with spyglass and computer on and doubleclick on to search for new hardware once done reboot then your new hdd will be in the my computer icon.

hope this will help

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