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hdd not reconized in disk managment

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November 15, 2008 1:08:31 AM

i have a new Tera byte hdd. i can see in my bios but not in my computer. i figured it needs to be formatted but it does not show up is the disk management area either. the drive does how ever shuw up in device manager. any help would be great im about out of hair to pull.
November 15, 2008 1:18:43 AM

Doesn't make sense to me. One thing to try is to download the HD manufacturers tools and partition it the way you want and then check if it can be seen in Disk Management.
November 15, 2008 2:05:04 AM

OK tried that. the drive is a western digital. in the diagnostic software the drive is recognized and show the correct model number adn size of drive. the data life guard tools just tells me the software is already running on my system. when i try the test the software states "read diagnostic sector error"
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November 15, 2008 2:13:16 AM

Are you using the bootable DOS version? If not, then try it. You can burn the ISO to CD with ISO Recorder. Also if you have another cable to try temporarily, then swap cables.
November 15, 2008 3:04:44 AM

If it's not the cable, and it's probably not, then I think it's a bad drive.
November 15, 2008 3:07:42 AM

i appreciate your help. i will try your suggestion and post again tomorrow. unfortunately school work calls. at thirty years of age, that really sucks to have to say. thanks again.
November 16, 2008 4:23:59 PM

i thought i would post one last time with my results. on my xp machine the drive shows up in bios and in device manager but not "in my computer" or "storage manager". i moved the hard drive to a vista machine and again shows up in bios and device manager. this time it also showed up in storage manager but i can not initialize the drive. the tools provide by western digital will not allow me to do anything. also on the vista machine when i tried to initialize the drive i get an "i/o write error" i figure its a bad drive but thought i could try one more time if any one has any new suggestion. thanks
November 22, 2008 9:44:30 PM

got my new drive, installed the drive and look at that work perfectly.
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