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Old 08-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hi, I just purchased a Wesern Digital Hard Drive and I am having trouble installing it. I has fourty gigs ( i don't know how thats gonna help but it was a good deal for 40 dollars lol) and came with instructions but I am wondering how to troubleshoot it. I dont feel like destroying another computer lol please help
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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all you do is have to hook a power dongle to it and the ide ribbon and it should be fine. If its a second hard drive it has to be on the same ribbon as the other hard drive.
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Power dongle? lol.. Molex connector..no?
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You will need to set it as a slave using the jumper settings, if installing as a secondary.
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Power dongle? lol.. Molex connector..no?
I dont know all I know is that I have heard it reffered to as such.
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Lol I knew what you meant mate!
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I say we just use the all mighty quote "power dongle"

thats the best.

Just plug that shit in and set the jumper, thats a piece of plastic on the back usually white to slave and don't forget the dongle.
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Also, if it is a new drive and you are using XP, it will probably be unformatted so it will not show up in Windows XP. Once you have it installed, go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management> Then click on the Disk Management Icon. You will see the new drive listed there. From there you should be able to format it.
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Nice to see were getting some new members with good computer knowledge
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