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I put 1GIG WD second hard drive in my M7250n Pavalion but the system won't recognize it as a drive. Device manager and Set-up both recognize it and device manager says it is working properly. What do I need to do to identify the new drive in "My Computer"? Dose this computer support that size drive?

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Right-click my computer select manage. on the tree on the left look for disk management. You may need to initialize the drive, and then create volume and format the volume. If you are no expert, use the defaults for everything.

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Go to settings, control panel, Administrative Tools and Computer Management.
Select Disk Management and format the drive.

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Dell has not published the procedures for installing an additional SATA hard drive, the Inspiron 3847 has a second 3.5" bay, for the second hard drive next to the primary hard drive, there should be a set of rails located in the bay, two 6-32X1/4, phillips head screws are needed, to attach the rails.
The procedures on pages 26 to 28 of the owners manual should give you an idea of what is required for the installation.
http://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products-Infodev/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-3847-desktop_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf
You will need a SATA data cable there should be a spare SATA power connector inside the case.

After installing the drive enter the system setup and check that the hard drive is 'enabled' [on] and recognized.
For Windows to recognize the second hard drive, it must be partitioned and formatted.

Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management, right click new drive, select format, then you can assign a drive letter.

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I have a dell optiplex gx 620 put in with new wd sata 500gb hard drive but will only show 130 gb


maybe the hard drive is not yet recognized by the system. try to reformat your hard drive by using disc management. got to control panel, performance and maintenance, administrative tools, computer management. under storage, click disc management, right click on the new hard disc drive and click format.

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I just installed a 2nd hard drive, but the system isn't recognizing it...i checked device manager and it isn't there... is it something i need to do in the bios? if so, what do i do? thanks alot m


If the drives are connected with an IDE strap,Ribbon cable, then the drive that has the operating system on it needs to be set as master
and the second drive needs to be set as slave.

Read the manual for the drive, the settings are in the back, there is a
jumper that needs to be set to the right pins for it to be set as slave.

Same place as the connector and power is.

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WD 5GB nternal EIDE drive is detected by BIOS but not by Win XP.


New drives are not usually formatted, so the drive will not show up in the drive list when My Computer is opened. As this may be the case, the drive will need to be initialize and formatted.

To do this make sure you have administrative rights and locate your My Computer icon which is located in the Start menu or on the desktop. Right click on the My Computer icon then select "Manage" and click on it.

You will be presented with the Computer Management console. Locate and click on "Disk Management" under the Storage part of the management tree.

Many times when this is opened, the system will present you with a wizard to initialize and format the drive. If this is the case then follow the wizard to complete the task.

If this did not happen, look at the list of drives in the list. If the computer recognizes the drive it will appear without at drive letter next to it. If this is the case a right click on the drive with out a letter will allow you to initialize and format the drive.

If the drive does not appear here, then over to the far left in the Computer Management console, find and click on "Device Manager"

Once the device manager is open a tree with all the recognized devices will be displayed. Click on the + sign next to Disk Drives. If the drive is not listed here then the computer does not see it.

If this is the case highlight and click the computer at the top of the Device manager that has the name of your computer. Now right click the computer icon and select the only option witch is "Scan for Change". The computer will look for devices for a moment or two. When complete see if the drive is now listed under Disk Drives in the device tree. If so follow the steps above to initlize the drive and format it in the Disk Management part of the console.

If the drive did not show up, shut the machine down and check the connections to the disk drive.

Also make sure the drive is properly jumped. Most Western Digital Drives have a jumper diagram printed on the label. Set the drive up for single drive or cable select.

After restarting the machine, enter into the BIOS to make sure the machine is in fact seeing the drive. On a Dell Dimension this can be done on restart by pushing the F2 key. This must be done quickly right after start up.

Once in the BIOS use the arrow keys to navigate. Locate the section for hard drives and verify the machine is in fact seeing it. It may be that the secondary IDE channel has been disabled. Make sure it is enabled. Also make sure the drive detection is set to auto if the option is available. Once complete make sure to save changes to the BIOS. When complete the system will be restarted. Allow the system to boot Windows. It may recognize the device now and prompt with the wizard.

If not use the steps above to check the Disk Management under the Computer Management console to see if it is there.

If the drive is still not there try testing it in a different machine or seek professional services to rectify the issue.

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Installed a WD Caviar Green SATA internal hard drive in my Gateway PC. The bios doesn't show it, the device mangler doesn't show it. I disable the antivirus software & the UAC as suggested by the many...


New HDD Not Recognized by Computer

This occurs when the HDD is not “Initialized” by the disc management system in Windows. If you do not have software that came with HDD or the HDD is a secondary drive for backup and is not to be used as an initial boot device, then when you installed the drive it did not go through the necessary steps or Windows simply failed to do it’s job. In this case, connect the drive as you normally would, go to the control panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Look in the left Pane, scroll down and click on Disk Management.
Your drives will be listed here, even if they are not initialized. Look below the top pane and find the disk that is listed without a drive letter. If you look at where the drive is named, it will also say “offline”. Right click in this area that says “offline” and click on “Initialize”. The system will ask a few questions, just click ok to what it asks, this will initialize the disk and you can then partition the new drive to how you want it set up.


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Good morning! Please make sure that the drive’s power and SATA cables are properly connected. If the Serial ATA host adapter card is installed in a 64-bit PCI slot on the system motherboard, move the card to a 32-bit slot.

Verify that only one power cable (either SATA or legacy) is connected to the drive. Check to see that the power connector and SATA interface cable are securely attached and that the
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The Serial ATA interface connects each drive in a point-to-point configuration with the built-in SATA port on the motherboard or with the SATA host adapter card; therefore eliminating the master/slave relationship as required with EIDE. Each drive utilizes its own
cable for data transfer rates. Jumper settings for Western Digital Serial ATA hard drives are mainly used for enterprise storage environments.

Most third party controller cards and RAID adapters are recognized as a SCSI device under Device Manager. This is normal and will not affect your drive or system performance.

To verify if the Serial ATA drive is recognized by the system, Right-click on the My Computer icon, select Properties, left-click on the Hardware tab, and click on Device Manager in the window. Double-click on Disk Drives. Your new Western Digital Serial ATA drive should be listed as a "SCSI Disk Device" or "Serial ATA Disk Device." If not, make sure that all cables are securely attached and that your system BIOS has been properly configured. regards

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you need to initialize the newly added drive in disk management, then format the drive once disk management assigns a drive letter.

CONTROL PANEL, ADMIINSTRATIVE TOOLS, COMPUTER MANAGEMENT, DISK MANAGEMENT

There you should be able to see the 2nd drive, Right click and INITALISE it, once it is initialized, it will be assigned a drive letter and you can format the drive

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