Installing 2nd HDD in new machine problems

By eric104
Jan 28, 2009
  1. I bought a new computer yesterday and decided to add another hdd.

    Here is my new machine specs
    Gateway FX6710-01 with an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400, 6 GB DDR2 SDRAM PC2-6400 ram, 750 GB -Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm, ATI Radeon HD 4850
    512 MB, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

    I have a Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EACS 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive that is Brand New.

    I Installed the hdd and everything looks OK
    Bios recognizes it
    Computer Management sees it

    When I try and format the disc so I can use it I get this Message

    The operation cannot be completed because the disk is not initialized

    What does this mean. I cannot figure this out. Any and all help is appreciated!

    In computer management > storage the hdd was showing I had to right click where it says Disk 1 not where the hdd storage information was. What a pain in the keister.

    When I would right click where the storage volume is I could create a simple volume but I would get the error message saying the disk was not initialized.
    Problem solved!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Download and install Western Digitals hard drive install program. It will properly configure your new drive
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