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Hard Drive recognition

I just installed my Samsung HE205IJ hard drive into my computer but it will not recognize it. I went into the BIOS but i cant seem to get it to work please help me so i can install windows on my hard drive and get my computer to start working

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  • vegaskid9613 Nov 22, 2008

    Im sorry i didnt put this in the thread but my old hard drive that i had crashed on me so this new hard drive i put in doesnt even have windows on it yet im trying to get the motherboard to detect it but it doesnt and i need to install windows on it



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Try this... it MIGHT Work:

Go to the Windows START menu.
Click on RUN and enter: regedit

FOLLOW THIS TREE:
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

In the CLASS folder, look for:
Key Name: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}


Value Data: [Delete All Value Data from UpperFilters and LowerFilters] You will see the upper and lower filters folders once you get to the end of the tree… *\*\*\control\class
Note: Do not delete the Key or the Multi-String Values. Delete only the data values.
Exit Registry and Reboot

IF this does not solve the problem, I am almost positive you can fix it by doing the same steps but with another folder other than 4D36E965 etc.

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