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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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