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If you do not have a disc for your computer, you can purchase one at any computer electronics retail store in your area. It is a must have to start the System Software loading process for the Windows Operating System to be installed on a computer.
You can use a USB stick to load Windows but you have to have drivers installed and a good copy of the Operating System you are installing. It would be easier to just go and get one and then insert it and follow the onscreen instructions with the load. This way you will have a legal copy, your own disc and no future problems of lacking a good disc in case of a crash. Just a suggestion! Thanks for using FixYa! John
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If not seen by windows but seen by CMOS the drive must be PARTITIONED and then FORMATTED. OR
IF disk came with install CD run install to assure all needed USB drivers are present for windows to install disk through USB port.
Once USB drivers are installed reboot PC and see if Windows finds new hardware.
IF windows still does not install new HD but CMOS shows drive is present, the drive needs to be partitioned.
To partition new drive type DISKPART at dos prompt or in START RUN OPEN and press enter.
At the DISKPART> ( prompt ) type LIST DISK then press enter.
Example: DISKPART> LIST DISK press enter
FIND the number assigned to the new drive in the list (#), then type SELECT DISK #
Example: DISKPART> SELECT DISK 2 press enter
the info returned in the dos window should be;
Example: Disk 2 is now the selected disk
Type CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED
Example: DISKPART> CREATE PARTITION EXTENDED press enter
Now shutdown the PC then reboot. Windows should now Find hardware and install new disk.
Click START then COMPUTER the new disk should be listed.
Right click on the Drive and select FORMAT use NTFS format.
now you should be able to drag and drop files/folders to your new disk.
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