Question about Western Digital Caviar SE16 (WD5000KS) (5000KS20PK) 500 GB Hard Drive

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Wd500aaks driver I building up a computer and need the driver for this drive, I do not yet have a operating system installed. Thx Jack

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  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    i find the hdd in bios but not in windows, i think im missing a driver, where can i get it??

  • csyskinner Jun 20, 2008

    wont download says cant find software

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I'm having this same problem! I got my HDD as an OEM so I did not receive a driver disk with it. melnavz, yes that is how you would normally install an OS. but with larger hard drives you will have to install drivers for the OS to install or to even pick up on the full size of the drive. I'm sorry melnavz, but you don't know what you are talking about...

If you do not lode drivers for your new hard drive, there are none already loaded on the hard drive, or windows duse not pick up on the drive and support it then you will only get 137gb as your boot partishion, and the rest of the hard drive will have to be set as a second partishion.

What i'm doing to get around this problem, I'm placing the hard drive in a different computer on my bench. Formating and partishioning the full 500gb of my drive in one partishion and then i'm going to install windows. I am still in the middle of it now so if that duse not work then i'm going to bern a driver disk for this hard drive, lode those drivers and then lode windows.

If you already have the OS on your computer and you realized that you have two partishions then you will eather have to reformat or place a second drive into the computer, run a program such as "Ghost" (we use ghost in the shop almost every day on a large scale) and copy your master drive to the second drive. Boot into that second drive, format and repartishion the drive to the full 500gb, and then push that image of you're computer back to you're boot drive.

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All you have to do insert any operating system bootable disk and then boot in CD/DVD rom and partition HDD and format and then install the operaitng system.

Here a guide on installing windows xp operating sytem :

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