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  • Dwayne Stewart May 11, 2010

    Is this a brand new hard drive that you have just installed?

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You need to provide more info, what kind of PC is it in, what OS, is the drive showing up in the BIOS at all, what brand of HD is it, is it going in as a slave drive or master, are you going to boot from it, IDE or sata. if its ide check the jumper settings and IDE chain location you want a slave drive(middle of the ribbon cable) then the jumper has to be set to slave, some PC's will not accept cable select, so avoid it when possible, if its at the end of the ribbon cable it needs to be set to master, make sure your bios is seeing the drive correctly, make sure the ide ribbon has a red line down the side closest to the molex power connector otherwise its upside down which can cause the pc to not see any devices (even if this happens with a cd-rom etc thats on ide) make sure the connector is not backwards on the motherboard, if its sata then make sure data and power cables are tight and sats is enabled in the bios. also any error messages you get would be useful. are you referring to the drive you boot from, then it may have failed, if it is a new drive and you are running windows 2000 or xp then it may need formated, same issue occurred with my new sata drive it didn't show in windows until i opened computer management >disk management and formated it to ntfs (windows xpsp2). vista will probably be the same way, however if you have vista upgrade to xp your pc will run faster and more stable, also if your running vista then the computer management tolls, well I'm not sure exactly where they are, I don't use it much, only when i get a pc in at work with it, and usually its to replace vista with XP.

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