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New hdd problem

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  • Windows Vista
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Last response: in Storage
November 24, 2008 10:36:29 PM

My new WD6400AKS shows up in "My Computer" but is not recognized when trying to install Vista onto it, or trying to clone another HDD to it with ghost. I can move or copy files to it through explorer.

Any suggestions on what the problem might be? I've tried different cables, different ports on the mobo, a full format and a quick format.

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a b G Storage
November 25, 2008 6:17:08 PM

Do you have another drive in the computer? Its possible that you don't have native support for SATA drives. Would need more computer info for that.
November 26, 2008 12:38:50 AM

Sounds like you have SATA mode set to AHCI or RAID in the BIOS, you may need to install an additional driver... but i havent seen this with Vista before as most of them are included with the installer.