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Can not see new drive

I caught a virus on my Gateway E-475M 80GB HDD and bought a 500GB Segate (Same manufature as 80GB) and my WIN XP does not see the new drive? whats going on?

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Hi there

Assuming that the drive is been seen in your bios and just not seen in windows .

right click on my computer then click on manage , then storage , disk managmment in the you should be able to see your new drive without partiton or drive letters allocated

you need to select your new drive then rght click on it then format your drive once your format is complete you will be able to see it in windows


Regards AL

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