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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?


PDF]My Passport User Manual - Western Digital

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WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES INCUSER MANUAL. ABOUT YOUR WD DRIVE - 1. About Your WD Drive. Welcome to your My Passport® portable hard drive, an elegant, high-capacity storage.

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Windows 7 should automatically detect the new hard drive and it should show up in disk management to format or prompt you to format.
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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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I recenctly bought a my book 500 gig drive and it is usb.
the firsttime I plugged the usb cable in it worksed. I had only a 40 gig ide harddrive and so I ordered an internal 500 wd hard drive to replace it. The internal 500 gig is a sata drive. first I cloned the 40 to the sata 500 and then copied the external 500 to the internal. I mover the cables to then make the internal 500 sata my boot drive. The computer would no longer show the external e\when i used the windows explorer. the device manager said it was there and working with no problem but windows did not see it.
After several experiments with diferent configurations I have concluded my motherboard wasauto configuring the external and internal 500 drives as drive 0. Since the usb was detected first and was notthe boot drive then windows assigned the internal drive as drive 0 and since the usb drive was drive 0 also it would not work. windows ignored it. my solution was to return the ide as the boot drive and plug the sata into a slave port. with that configuration both drive are seen and work normally. It took me several days to find this arrangement. so since my sata ports are auto configure and the external has a sata connection i will install an esata port adapter and try to hook it up as a slave sata drive so i cab\n use my internal 500 sata drive as my boot drive.
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