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New Harddrive someone sold me the tower for $20 without a hard drive, so I bought a new hard drive for the computer. I see the new hard drive in the bios screen but it doesn't let me install anything. Someone said that Gateway tends to lock the motherboard or bios, How can I use this new HD

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  • Uly54 Apr 28, 2008

    I know the new hard drive is a SATA and not IDE if that helps

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Most of the tower cabin are supprots scsi hdd please check whether it is IDE or the scsi harddrive .

Posted on Apr 28, 2008

  • Prasanna kumar Apr 29, 2008

    Ok after when you connect the sata hard disk and enter into the operating system with any other hard disk which is like windows operating system. there are few steps to complete.


    1. Right click the My Computer icon on the desktop window

    2. Goto device manage

    3. There you can see the Tree tab

    4. In that Disk Management here you can see the hard drive which is connected to the system in online(working)

    5. Your new hard disk is view by unallocated partition space.

    6. Right click the unalloacted partitions

    7. Goto format and format the hard disk with with file system of two types FAT 32 and NTFS file system.

    8. May be NTFS is best thing to use for todays software and assign the drive letter and some options comes under.

    9. After these steps you can see your sata hard drive in your computer.

    Thanks please inform me again if any prob

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