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40 gig Western Digital HD - Bios recognizes the drive - but doesn't show up in windows 2000 - drive isn't making any weird sounds - tried to swap the arm/heads with another same model drive that one started crashing so I put things back to original - windows 2000 still not reading the drive - what next?

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Check if you can see the drive in Disk Management - right click my computer, press manage, select disk management. create partition then format it.

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