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hard drive problems

By 73_240z
Jan 15, 2006
  1. I resently bought a WD raptor that i wanted to use solely for my OS, and keep my IDE WD 80 gig for everything else. The problems i am having is setting up my 80 gig. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    to get help yor going ot have to provide more info than , "I am having problems". Specificaly what problems are you having and what hardware and OS are on your system.
     
  3. 73_240z

    73_240z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OS = XP pro
    System = AMD 64 3000+
    Asus K8N Nforce 3 mobo
    1.5 gig pc 3200 ram
    X800XL
    Problems = bios recongnizes the 80 gig IDE, but windows (which is on the raptor ) doesnt recognize the 80gig (which i want to use as data storage)
     
  4. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Posts: 158

    do you have it jumpered correctly? do you have Western Digital Data lifeguard tools cd? have you ran it?
     
  5. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    Okay, go to administrator tools==>Computer managment==>Disk managment==>
    Select the drive you're going to use for data, and rightclick format. And Assign it a drive letter, prefurabally one that is not in use.
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    has the 80 gig IDe been partitoned and formated? does it show up in administrative tools\computer management\disk management?
     
  7. Sean

    Sean TS Rookie Posts: 100

    It's a brand new drive. So it won't be partitioned. And Every storage device attached to the computer will be shown. If not, then maybe faulty ide cable.
     
  8. 73_240z

    73_240z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the 80gig is unpartitioned, but it does show up in device manager
     
  9. 73_240z

    73_240z TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok thx it worked i had to improvise a little i made it a dynamic drive then formated it a simple volume thx again
     
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