3rd hard drive shows in device manager but..

By tizerist
Dec 20, 2009
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  1. ...It initially didn't show up in 'Computer' (or My Computer). Device manager said its working properly.
    I put the Vista Disc in (had to get a pirate one from someone because my disc drive won't read the official one all of a sudden) and tried to install Vista on this one as a way of forcing it to show, only to get an error code 0x8007000cl. I then split the new 1.5 tb drive into 98 gb and about 1300 gb via the vista DVD's drive list that comes up, partitioned the 98 gb, and now that smaller one at least shows up under 'Computer' but it still wont allow me to format it.

    Any ideas please? Thanks.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The fact that your system will not load your disk is worrisome, but I suspect you have a defective drive, or inadequate resources. Tell us more about your computer brand and model, or about the motherboard.
    Is this a new SATA drive you are dealing with?
  3. tizerist

    tizerist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Yes, the new third one is a ST315005 41AS SCSI
    The other two are connected with SATA cables as well.
    They are both WDC WD15 00ADFD-00NLR SCSI Disk Devices


    Motherboard
    Asus P5NT-WS SLI, NF680i SLI, 775
    Memory
    2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2
    Videocard
    ATI Radeon 3800

    Hard Disk(s)
    2 x 150 gb

    Other Peripherals
    620W Enermax Liberty Modular Series
    Operating System
    vista ultimate with sp1
  4. tizerist

    tizerist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 119

    bumping in case this falls off the main page.
    problem persists.
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