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After full slow erase of hard drive,NOT QUICK ERASE! I tried to reinstall vista, and when it ask's where to install, It shows the drive as drive 0 with 0 size and it won't install. could someone with knowledge please help? Thanks.
Drive 0 means that it is the first (or only) drive plugged in. You should use a partition manager to format the hard drive to give it a partition. After you have a partition made (NTFS format) it should show up!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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IDE AND SATA CONTROLLER PROBLEMS ON MAXTOR DRIVES.UNINSTALL CONTROLLERS AND REBOOT,DO NOT PLUG IDE DRIVE IN.THEN REBOOT AGAIN PLUG IDE DRIVE AND LOOK IN DEVICE MANAGER IF DRIVE IS RECOCNIZED CORRECTLY.(ASUS BOARD) OR INTEL CHIPSET PROBLEMS.
Posted on May 20, 2008
Is your disk correctly partitioned?
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: Western Digital hard drive
If this is an external hard drive, what has happened is the USB interface has actually malfunctioned. I had a similar problem with a Seagate one.
If your computer is SATA capable with your present hard drive, what you have to do is actually remove the casing of the external hard drive until you come to the physical drive. It is a SATA hard drive. I removed the casing off mine because the USB interface all of a sudden died.
When I did this and plugged it into my computer, it recognized it immediately and had all of my files there. As long as none of the folders were encrypted, this goes on without a hitch.
Just take your time in removing the casing and you will be fine.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
SOURCE: have brought a new external
If you are using a usb hub disconnect it completely and try connecting your Western Digital directly to a usb port on your laptop. If that doesn't work try booting into safe mode and see if it shows up then. If it works in safe mode a recent update to your virus program or another program could be blocking it. Hope I was of some help , Thanks for using FixYa
Posted on May 12, 2011
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