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04-02-2012 10:24 AM
I have a a6332 HP desktop all original factory spec which includes a 320gb SATA drive which shows as a scsi drive in windows but is a SATA drive in the bios, on the drive and is plugged into a SATA port.
Problem: have just bought a new
Barracuda 7200.12 SATA
so its all plugged, recognised in the BIOS and in device manager but drive does not show up in my computer, I ran the hp bios diagnostic and it says passed
So why is it not showing in my computer and not accessible. ??
Please help !!
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04-02-2012 11:40 AM - edited 04-02-2012 11:43 AM
You need to initialize and format the hard drive.
Go to Administrative Tools--> Computer Management and click on Disk Management and fully expand the screen. Now find the new hard drive, right mouse click on it then initialize and format the hard drive.
04-02-2012 01:25 PM
hi - you have been helpful iln part - I have been able to action the initialise stage so it now says on line against the disk. BUT....
still not showing in my computer and in xp there is no option in disk mngmt to format tyhe drive - or am i missing something.??
04-02-2012 02:52 PM - edited 04-02-2012 03:02 PM
You didn't say that you had XP. Download this free EaseUS utility to setup a partition, format and assign a drive letter.
What size hard drive did you buy?