Baught a Hitachi HDP725032GLAT80 hard drive. Installed it as a slave drive in my existing PC ... The PC says it's installed and working correctly, but I cannot see it in Windows Explorer??? Have I missed something?
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You must go to BIOS setup and follow the steps.God bless youHowever follow this steps:
Instructions 1 Remove the screws on your computer case and slide the cover off of the machine. Notice the hard drive bays in the front of the machine. The existing hard drive is installed in one of these bays.
2 Use the tweezers to set the jumper pins to "Slave" mode. The jumper pins are white connectors located on the back of the hard drive. Above the jumper pin section on the hard drive is the schema to set the drive to "Slave."
3 Insert the hard drive into the computer case bay underneath the existing drive. Screw in the drive and mount it to the case using the screws included with the hard drive packaging.
4 Connect the hard drive cable from the main hard drive to the secondary slave drive. There are two connectors on the hard drive cable. The very end of it is inserted into the main hard drive. The middle connection is used for the slave drive. Insert this secondary, middle connector into your newly installed drive.
5 Insert one of the power supply cables into the back of the hard drive. This supplies electrical power to the device.
6 Replace the case cover back onto the machine. Ensure you replace the screws to properly fasten it to the computer case.
These computers will accept a second hard drive, (Master = C Drive & Slave = D Drive)
The easiest solution is just to install another hard drive which will then become the slave drive.
You can then transfer all your personal information onto this drive using windows explorer while leaving the bootup, operating system and any exisitng software on the exisitng drive. Any new software can then also be installed on the new slave drive.
All cables (IDE & Power) will already be within the computer but you may need to enter the BIOS at startup and select Auto Detect for the slave drive. You must also ensure that the new drive you install has the correct jumper setting i.e. Cable Select.
Your problem has nothing to do with the front panel connections. Maybe it's a cd rom's problem, ATA cable problem or bios settings problem. First of all make sure that your drive is set up correctly as primary or slave at the channel. Some motherboards have problems when the cd rom is master and the hard disk is slave. If the master - slave is correct, check the bios settings and, if the problem exists, avoid AUTO settings; change the proper channel at cd/dvd rom. In case of a problem post me back your drives configuration too (hard disks and cd/dvd rom). If you are satisfied, rate my solution with the "thumbs" or (even better) add a testimonial.
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did you physically install another hard drive? if so set the jumpers to cable select if this does not work try make drive c the master and drive d the slave. if you havent physically installed another drive then the d drive was only a partition so c drive is all there is. hope this helps.
Sounds like the IDE controller has decided to misbehave, more than a drive issue. If the drive works in other computers I suggest you put the drive there, restore your data and work on the IDE problem.
in order to set it to slave you first needs to make sure the cable that u hoodked up to the hard drive is the slave not secondary then boot the computer to the bios and then under the ide section section you need to ensure that the hard drive is recognized as primary slave it will show the hard drive as a primary or a secondary that will let you you that u have the cable hooked up to the harddrive right if not usee the other connector on the same cabel and repeat the bios settings i know it sounds hard but it really is not good luck !!!!
Did you format it? The PC won't recognize it until it's formatted, which you can do via Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management, then click on Disk Management on the left side. You'll see the drive, and have the option to format it right from there. That's the first thing to check. Let me know if you've already done that and it's still not being recognized.
all u do is make your new hard drive the master by setting the correct jumper for it the manual will tell u more. then make the old drive a slave. install yr opreating system it should be installed in drive c: thats the master when done, u do yr normal copy and paste to transfer your files from old drive to new drive.