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WD Caviar SE 16

Vista will not recognize this 500 g drive yet it shows up on BIOS as operating properly. Do I need a driver or firmware or what? Help!!

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Have you installed it as the main drive, ie the one with the ops system on, or have you installed it as a secondary drive? Either way, check you have the drive set up correctly as per instructions on pack. You are not alone with this problem either, it is common with WD. Come back to me with more info re your install.

Personally, I would set it up in an external enclosure and access via USB. Much more realable that way, and it is portable for you.

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