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IBM Deskstar Model IC35L040AVVN0-0

I aquired this Hard drive from someone and formated it twice to remove all data. Then I converted it to NTFS. Now the computer will not recognise the disc at all. This puzzles me considering that all the proceedures where done on the same computer. I know that I have done somthing wrong, but I have no idea what. Thanking you in advance for any assistance whether effectice of not. Lindburgh

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Re: IBM Deskstar Model IC35L040AVVN0-0

Well, I guess your running windows XP ? If you open the disk manager, does it show up there ? When you reboot, does the Bios discover the drive ?

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