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Old 02-05-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
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Default Cant find Hard disk

I have done a Low level Format on my hard drive to try and get xp to acknowlege it but it still wont is this and XP problem or a Hardware problem does anyone know please help
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:08 AM   #2
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is this your main HDD (C Drive) or another HDD you have installed
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Old 02-06-2005, 11:59 AM   #3
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in bios, you can make shure that the partition is active, if you make a partition and it is not set to active, your comp. will have a hard time reading/writing to the hhd.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:44 PM   #4
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what if i do if it is not partitioned, because it is a new hardrive
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:06 PM   #5
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You will have to give more information: How big is your new hard drive? Are the jumpers on it well set? By default most manufactures will sell them CS (cable select); but if the hard drive you have now is set Main or primary then you will have to change the jumper on your new hard drive to slave; or change your existing hard drive to CS.
If you have service pack 2 you can install just about any size hard disk, but if you don't have SP2 then you will be limited to ~ 127 Gig.
To format it you will have to go to your control panel:: administrative tools>computer management>storage>disk management ,,,once there you should be able to find your way around, its' all there...action, rescan disk....tools format using NTFS.
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