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I wanted to reformat the hard drive so I reinstalled the operating system and now the computer will not recognize the hard drive. Setup will not complete anymore...

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You will have to use the recovery option to do that..

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Once you are inside the installer for that Operating System, it will give you an option to erase the hard drive you are wanting to install the operating system on, and restart new. Just so you are aware, this will reformat and ERASE EVERYTHING on that hard drive, so make sure that you have anything you want saved backed up somewhere else.

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was the other drive part of a raid array before the retooling? if it was part of a raid array you may need to rebuild the array before accessing the files.

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