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Thread: Unable To See My New Harddisk In "my Computer"

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    This is what i see when i go into my bios.

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    PRIMARY MASTER * * *WDC WD200EB-00BHF0
    PRIMARY SLAVE * * * WDC WD1200PB-22FFBA0
    SECONDARY MASTER * *CREATIVE CD-RW RW8439E
    SECONADRY SLAVE * * AUTO
    The model no. of my motherboard is ASUS P4TM

    Please help me ...... this is the first time i ever install a new harddisk. :helpsmile:

    Thanks in advance

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    the new hard drive is listed in the BIOS, but not in Windows? you do realize that the hard drive is not ready-to-use right away, and that it needs to be formatted for use with your system, right?

    you can format the hard drive by booting with a DOS floppy, with the Windows CD, or you could boot into Windows and then use a program like Partition Magic to format the new drive.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    I will try to format now.

    Thanks!

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    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
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    You need to partition and format the drive.

    In Windows XP: Start>Control Panel>Switch to Classic View>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management.

    All what you need is right there.

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    Partitioning and formatting is Software isn't it?

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    Originally posted by bambang@27 January 2004 - 12:02
    I will try to format now.


    yes, you should do that. hard drives are sold in a "raw" condition because the same models can be used with many different types of systems (including Windows, Mac, etc), then you format them for compatibility with whichever system you're using.

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    Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC+27 January 2004 - 20:39--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3RA1N1AC @ 27 January 2004 - 20:39)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-bambang@27 January 2004 - 12:02
    I will try to format now.


    yes, you should do that. hard drives are sold in a "raw" condition because the same models can be used with many different types of systems (including Windows, Mac, etc), then you format them for compatibility with whichever system you&#39;re using. [/b][/quote]
    ...and you never know what file system the people will want.

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    Thanks guys... i got it now.

    BTW, i bought a 120GB HD but it only show 111.79GB.

    Is this "normal"?

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    yes, this is normal, its due to how manufacturers mesaure drive space, and how every one else does. #

    my 80gb is about 76.5gb

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    Originally posted by bambang@27 January 2004 - 21:45
    Thanks guys... i got it now.

    BTW, i bought a 120GB HD but it only show 111.79GB.

    Is this "normal"?
    That less than i have with my two maxtors, both give me 114 gigs after format
    Robert00000

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