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Old 12-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #1
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So, I finally got my new build finished. I'm using an old Western Digital IDE hard drive. Everyone was going fine. The build posted and read the Vista DVD fine. But, when I began installation, I couldn't find the hard drive anywhere. It can't seem to locate it. Any suggestions/advice?
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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Does that hard drive show up in the BIOS?
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:51 PM   #3
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No, I have the IDE setting on.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:55 PM   #4
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Corrupt drive? Check all wires. Did the drive work before? Maybe test it on a different rig?
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The drive was working on my old computer, which I JUST took the hard drive out of. I don't have the disk that came with the hard drive. Do I need to install drivers or something for Windows to install?
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:47 AM   #6
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Triple check the cable to make sure they are on right. Also, might wanna check the jumper setting on the hard drive, make sure its on Master.

One question though. Where exactly does the installation fail? When trying to reformat?
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You know when you decide where you want to install windows? The hard drive selection screen, with the partition options? Nothing shows up in the menu. It's completely blank. I didn't change the jumpers on the hard drive. I'll recheck them in the morning. I hope I didn't get the slave and master settings wrong. The cable is on right. The DVD drive works just fine. They are both on the same IDE cable.
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The HDD should be attached to the end connector on the IDE cable. It should be jumpered either as cable select or master.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:27 AM   #9
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go in bios, turn ACPH On, I can't remember what it is but its like APHC or something, make sure it's on.
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