Hard drive instal error "data services locked"

By saltheart
Jun 28, 2007
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  1. athlon 2600+, Gigabyte NNXP Mobo, Windows 2000, adding a new 250Gig slave HDD (Seagate ATA).
    Plugged it in and booted up, bios sees it, boot windows, starts hdd install, instead of success message, a message comes up that there was an error with the install and data services were locked, click finish.

    Once windows had fully finished booting, no second drive visible, did "find new hardware", and selected exclamation marked hdd, and installed drivers from win update. The hard drive still does not appear in the My Computer drive tree.

    Please, does anyone know what's happening here? Can this be fixed?
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook Newcomer, in training Posts: 528

    Check your Disk Management. You can find this in:

    Control Panel
    Administrative Tools
    Computer management
    Disk Management

    It should tell you if it is properly formatted, healthy, or degraded. Post results.
  3. saltheart

    saltheart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Doh! Or right click My Computer and select Manage... Then I hit the 128 Gig limit, and had to enable 48 bit logical block addressing to see a 232Gig drive ("250 manufacturer Gigs") Thank u!
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