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Formating the hd

My bios shows it but how do i format the drive? where is the "manage" button in the "my computer" icon? i cannot locate it and i believe i have the same problem.

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To do this make sure you have administrative rights and locate your My Computer icon which is located in the Start menu or on the desktop. Right click on the My Computer icon then select "Manage" and click on it.

You will be presented with the Computer Management console. Locate and click on "Disk Management" under the Storage part of the management tree.

Many times when this is opened, the system will present you with a wizard to initialize and format the drive. If this is the case then follow the wizard to complete the task.

If this did not happen, look at the list of drives in the list. If the computer recognizes the drive it will appear without at drive letter next to it. If this is the case a right click on the drive with out a letter will allow you to initialize and format the drive.

If the drive does not appear here, then over to the far left in the Computer Management console, find and click on "Device Manager"

Once the device manager is open a tree with all the recognized devices will be displayed. Click on the + sign next to Disk Drives. If the drive is not listed here then the computer does not see it.

If this is the case highlight and click the computer at the top of the Device manager that has the name of your computer. Now right click the computer icon and select the only option witch is "Scan for Change". The computer will look for devices for a moment or two. When complete see if the drive is now listed under Disk Drives in the device tree. If so follow the steps above to initlize the drive and format it in the Disk Management part of the console.

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Also make sure the drive is properly jumped. Most Western Digital Drives have a jumper diagram printed on the label. Set the drive up for single drive or cable select.

After restarting the machine, enter into the BIOS to make sure the machine is in fact seeing the drive. On a Dell Dimension this can be done on restart by pushing the F2 key. This must be done quickly right after start up.

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As you have said, that hard drive is recognized at bios level. Then the primary problem seem to be that it might not have been activated.

If you are using windows XP then go start menu===>>> my computer icon===>>> right click on it===>>> go to properties ===>>> go Hardware ===>>> go to device manager. Check there if both the hard drive are shown or not.

If it is present then go start menu===>>> my computer icon===>>> right click on it===>>> click on manage ===>>> disk management===>> > there you can see your newly hard drive installed. Format it once and then activate it here.

hence doing this step you should be able to access your newly installed disk.

For windows Vista. Do the same procedure.

Hope this will fix your problem.

If not please do write to us again, we will be pleased to solve your problem.

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This is how you do that : Right-Click on My Computer Icon, Go to Manage, Click on Disk Management, Then when you get to this place, You should see ALL the HardDrives installed on your system including the one singing for "format me"
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