I bought a new hard drive and i installed it. i start my computer but windows didn't recognized it. I found a driver on www.lenovo.com about this product and they ask me to do a bootable floppy disk and i did it as they mentionned but windows still not recognized my hard drive. But when i start LAVALYS EVEREST, this program recognize my hard drive...what can i do??
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Re: hard drive not recognized
Hopefully your like me and have the "My computer" icon on your desktop. as this is the easiest way to access the Disk management utility.
1.) Right click "My Computer" and select "Manage" from the drop down list
2.) Below "System Tools" is a category titled "Storage" there is a sub category to this title "Disk Management" single click on this. That will bring up the disk management utility
3.) it may take a moment for the disk manager to load but once it does it will show ALL the disks currently attached to your PC including Hard drive, CD/DVD's, thumbdrives etc..... The one you want will likely be "Disk 1" be listed with the part number for your new drive WD ***** for Western Digital ST ***** for Seagate HT ***** for Hitachi etc...... and be "Unformated"
4.) right click on the NEW drive (Be SURE it is the new drive and labeled "UNFORMATTED" because if you do this on your Operating systems drive you WILL loose all information on that drive and have to reinstall windows) and select "Format" from the drop down list. This will pop up a dialog box asking for information on HOW to format your drive. If you want to give the drive a name put that in you :"Label" box there might be an option for "Quick" or "Full" format since this is the first time the disk is getting formatted do the FULL
5.) hit the format button and it will give you a warning that all data will be erased from the disk and ask you to confirm that this is what you want. Click "Accept" and you will be on your way. depending on the size of the drive this could take anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours be patient and don't interrupt it.
6.) Once the format is complete Windows will request to reboot the PC (It needs to do this because Hard drives get priority in drive lettering and will reboot so this new HD gets the next letter after your primary) Example: Before your HD1 is C:\ and your optical was D:\ After HD1 is C:\ HD2 is D:\ and Optical becomes E:\
After the reboot check in My computer for the NEW drive. It should be there and ready for you to use.
If not please post back here what your results are and I will do my best to find you a solution.
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the new hard drive has to be Formatted using the format command. look up dos format command or a utility program. then you have to reinstall Windows ?(whatever you had i guess) on the pc. any drivers disk for that pc needs to run after you format the hard drive and before installing the Windows operating system. exactly how depends. go on the HOW TO search site to find the exact steps -
you are most likely getting a BSOD with a stop error code of 0x0000007B which is caused by the Windows XP CD that you are using doesn't have the SATA Hard Drive controller driver needed to recognize and utilize the hard drive. If Lenovo has XP drivers for this model then they should have a SATA driver (roughly 394k) that will need to be loaded FROM A FLOPPY DISKETTE during the boot to XP. (XP Requires the driver to either be slipstreamed into the CD or loaded from a floppy diskette. Trying to load the controller driver USB or a different CD will not work)
Which Operating system are you currently using? By default XP/Vista/7 should have generic drivers sufficient for using the device as external storage, To Check and make sure the drive is being properly recognized simply double click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop if using windows XP. Or in Vista/Windows 7, click on the Start Button and then scroll over to Computer and Click. the hard drive should be listed in there. Take note of the drive letter . If you'd like to save items to it simply save to the new drive ( when within the program of your choice, Word, Windows Media Player etc ) by selecting the new drive in the "Save To" Window. ( Be Default most windows systems should store all information on the C:\ Drive ) your new external drive should be listed with a different letter ( F:\ G:\ etc )
two things, check your jumper setting, if it is an IDE hard driver. Second the computer usually won't recognize the Hard drive until it is formatted for the first time. Did the computer stop and say it could not find hard drive ? and you got F1 to continue, well if you did, just continue. Error 655D is a registry screw up, unplug your usb stuff if you can. remember your drivers aren't installed yet (usb requires drivers-once windows is reinstalling your get the drivers...good luck if you need any more help, just let us know
It is possible that your hard drive is a SATA and therefore not readily readable by 98, XP but surprised not even by Vista. In any case, since you would still prefer to run XP (due to other software compatibility issues), pls press F6 when prompted by the XP installer. Additionally, you would need to have ready in a floppy the appropriate SATA drivers for your motherboard. They maybe downloaded from the motherboard manufacturer's website or possibly in the installer/driver CD that came with the PC.
Other than the above, it is also possible that you may have some issues with the availability of XP drivers for the other devices for that computer specially if it is branded.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.