Question about Acomdata (HD320UFAPE5-72) (HD320UFAPE572) 320 GB Hard Drive
Everything on the drive's been hooked up, but the startup screen never loads and I can't install the drive. The light on the drive stays red. What should I do?
REMOVE THE DRIVE FOM THE ENCLOSURE AND TRY TO DETECT IT TO A DESKTOP COMPUTER SEE IF DESKTOP COMPUTER WILL DETECT IT IF WON T HARDISK NEED REPLACEMENT
Posted on Aug 27, 2007
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no you dont have to format the hard drive before installing it
you would either format or delete all of the data from this drive if it has an operating system on it you would format it
you have to format your hard drive using a third party disc to erase everything on your hard drive
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to cd,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos restart
note this will erase you operating system you will have to have an operating system disk to load it onto you hard drive or create a partition to load another operating system
note after you have loaded the operating system you should go back and change the first boot device to failsafe or optimised defaults
after windows has loaded
your computer will automatically restart it might restart 2 times one to finish the installation
the next will be because the operating system is loaded and will boot from your cd
during the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:
IDE0 means Pri master
IDE1 means Pri slave
IDE2 means Sec master
IDE3 means Sec slave
or if you are using a USB
insert your usb drive
click start right click on my computer select open you should see your USB drive
right click then select format
another way is to control panel administrive tools,computer management disk management right click on your drive select format
hope this helps you
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