Question about Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 500GB 7200rpm 300MBps Serial ATA II Serial ATA/300 Internal (7H500F0FT) Hard Drive

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I was given a MAXTOR 500 GB SATA HDD which I installed into my desktop. Once powered up, the HDD had an audio (almost chime)tone. The desktop installed the drivers but would not display the HDD in MY COMPUTER directory and it could not be accessed. My question is then this: Is the audio chime an indication of proper operation or is it a error POST? How can I determine what to do about it? I cannot find any references relative to serial ATA drives POST codes/audio chimes. Anyone out there with a solution? . All responses are welcomed!!!!

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Hard drives do not generate audio tones for error messages or POST codes. Any problems should be reported by the BIOS on boot. The disk may not be showing up under Windows Explorer for other reasons, so...

Open up Disk Management (right-click on My Computer for XP, Computer for Vista) and select Manage from the context menu then select Disk Management from the left-hand pane. In the middle pane, scroll down until you find a disk that is Not Initialized or Offline.

If it is marked as Not Initalized, right-click on it and select Initialize Disk. After the disk has been initialized, you need to create a parition by right-clicking on unallocated space of the disk and selecting New Partition from the context menu. Follow the wizard to create the partition. Once the partition is created, right-click on your new partition and select Format from the context menu and follow the wizard to format the newly allocated space. Once this is done, you will be able to utilize the disk.

If it is marked as Offline, right-click on the disk and select Reactivate Disk from the context menu. If the disk is partitioned and formatted already, you should be able to use the disk immediately, otherwise follow the instructions above for partitioning and formatting the drive.

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