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Hi just installed a new hard drive from pc world.brown box no driver or instructions.previous hard drive was drive d. the new drive has installed as drive e but unable to access it.help please.mack.

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When you install a new drive; you have to initialize it, then format it for it to be useable.

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You need to format the drive first before you can use it. If you are using windows xp, right click on the drive E and then click on Format. You can put a check mark on the box next to quick format if you like it faster and then click on start.

Please leave me a comment after you did what I said.

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Basic jumper settings for Maxtor ATA Hard Drives

Thank you for purchasing your new ATA hard drive from Other World Computing! Please

review these jumper settings prior to installing your new hard drive into your computer.

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