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New Hard drive not detected

By thornyone
Apr 15, 2008
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  1. Hi, Im a newbe to this forum and with computers in general. I just put a new SATA hard drive into my computer. I already have a IDE cable hard drive installed which runs the XP operating system. The new hard drive is not being detected, it doesnt show up anywhere. Before I have another temper tantrum, does anyone have any idea what Ive done wrong??????
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,061   +84 Staff Member

    You likely need to install SATA drivers. What is the model of your PC or motherboard?
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,539   +301

    Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Disk Management

    Does the drive show up there? If not, do what Zeno said. If so, set up a partition, My Computer won't show an unpartitioned drive.
  4. thornyone

    thornyone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your advice. I shall try it, downloading drivers from Asus, that is and let you know how I go.
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