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Windows I have a new Seagate hard drive I am trying to install. The BIOS sees it but apparently Windows does not and will go any further on the install. Do I need Seagate drivers for this hard drive? If so how do I get a bootable disk?

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I've just installed the same type of hard drive in my PC running win XP and have no problems.. do u know that you need to format the disk before it will show up with the other accessible drives?

what to do is - click start, right click on my computer and go to manage.. then double click on storage, disk management local.. and it should show up here, once you format it your all set..

No need for drivers, windows has them already, it's all generic one's the windows is familiar with..

Hope this helps!

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I sounds like you drive is defective on the interface which will require service.
You may have tried the above but if none of the above has any positive results the drive is defective.

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Your bios should show the installed drives. So we are clear it is actually the BIOS we are discussing - the bios is reached by pressing F1 usually when the machine is first started. Hardware is different - it is reached via control panel after windows is running. If the BIOS shows the drive as installed and windows does not see it - then the problem is that the drive has no partition or is not formatted correctly. Partition the drive first, then format it and windows will then "see" it and identify it.
If the BIOS of the machine cannot "see" the drive and list it - possibly the cabling or jumper setting is wrong, for example you cannot install two master drives or two slave drives on the same cable. If they are both new and you are trying to put them both on the same controller at the same time one will have to be changed. Another possibility is that the controller is disabled in the BIOS, it will not see a drive then either. If the bios does not "see" the drive at all after these steps - the drive is likely defective. Most drives without a "driver" if working correctly will install as a generic drive and appear in windows.Installing the correct Motherboard drivers such as Intel Chipset drivers from the Intel site will then allow the bios after booting to correctly ID the drive and install drivers if it needs them. Intel has a Chip Utility which will ID your board chipset to get the correct drivers for it. You might also try enabling or disabling the plug and play OS option in the bios. When plug and play is enabled bios settings can be altered by windows, when disabled (non plugplay) windows works around what the bios tells windows it has for hardware to install other devices.

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How do i format the seagate 5400 160 gig hard drive?

Configuring the BIOS
After completing the drive installation, restart your computer. Your computer
may automatically detect your new drive. If your computer does not
automatically detect your new drive, follow the steps below.
1. Restart your computer. While the computer restarts, run the system
setup program (sometimes called BIOS or CMOS setup). This is usually
done by pressing a special key, such as DELETE, ESC, or F1 during
the startup process.
2. Within the system setup program, instruct the system to auto detect
your new drive.
3. Save the settings and exit the setup program.
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see after teh utility named Partition Magic, It will solve these typoe of errors. Another cheap option is to try to format it with a vintage computes BIOS, HDD Formattion option, Not available in newer BIOS.
Tyr aldo Fdisk /mbr in the DOS PROMPT , booting with D.O.S. Ver. 6.0 Anyone remember this Operating system?
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