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I have an abit av8 socket 939 with a 3400 amd chip i just installed a 250 gb wd wd2500js. It shows up in bios but doesnt show up in windows and i cant edit it in bios? please help?

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Re: New Hd HELP

I guess there is nothing with BIOS since it identify your Western Digital Caviar Hard Drive. Try changing the jumper setting of this Hard Drive by reading the Instruction that comes along when you purchase. Otherwise you can visit the Western Digital website and click on Support-Knowledge BASE...

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