Cannot access new SATA HDD


I just bought an ASUS K8V-MX MOBO, AMD Sempron CPU, Corsair 512MB RAM, and a Hitachi 80GB SATA HDD to upgrade my current system (which has an IDE HDD... running on WindowsME).

I've installed all the softwares/drivers from the ASUS CD, and set OnBoard SATA-IDE in BIOS to SATA. When I boot it up, I was able to see SATA HDD in my BIOS but not WindowsME i.e. I'm not able to see it in Windows Explorer, My Computer...

Greatly appreciate if somebody can share with me the solution.

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  1. Sounds like you need to partition and format it. WinXP has 'disk management' to make it easy and pretty, but I don't think ME has that, so you get to use DOS. Partition it with fdisk, format with format.

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