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Old 12-27-2008, 07:45 PM   #41
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ok well it isnt essential that they are ordered like that dont worry it was kustr an inkling of mine but if you cant fit them in then dont worry

next thing i would try is downloading the ultimate boot cd and scanning the hd with the hitachi drive software no there
you got a link to the ultimate boot cd? I looked on the hitachi website and wasn't there

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Old 12-27-2008, 07:46 PM   #42
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Have you been into disk management and tried to activate and format it?. It won't show up in my computer until you do that.
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:53 PM   #43
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I think Lowndsey hit it spot on.

Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management. Click on Disk Management in the left pane. Your drives should appear in the right pane. You can right click the drive and select to format and initialize the drive to make it active.


It really doesn't matter which SATA ports the drives are connected to as long as the boot order is correct in the BIOS.

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disk management?

erm all i can find is device manager or is that something different?

could do with a few directions..
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Old 12-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #45
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http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

not sure if the disk management console is somewhere different on windows vista dudes
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disk management?

erm all i can find is device manager or is that something different?

could do with a few directions..
See my previous post.

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That was for XP. If using Vista click Start > Adminsitrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:01 PM   #47
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Sherwood it may help you if you open control panel and click on classic view on the top left
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yeah I got it what you mean and I think you got it lwondsey however I can't find out untill it has been fully formatted.. its been doing it for like 10-15 minst and only on 13%..

will let you know if it works or now
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A full format does take a bit of time, especially on large drives. I usually select quick format just to get it done quicker.
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I told you that the calvary would come...



I think you should be good to go now after that format, I forgot all about the disc manager, my last brand new hdd was a Seagate so i just used the Cd that came with it...
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