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Maxtor 6y160p0

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March 28, 2010 11:25:07 AM

Hello,
Just installed the above as a slave,in the BOIS it is shown as a slave and is enabled,but it does not show as installed in my computer and is not intialzed,what have i not done.

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a b G Storage
March 28, 2010 12:12:32 PM

What operating system?

Is it a completely brand new drive? You need to go to disk management and initialize/format it. Exactly how you do this depends on your OS, or you can google it.
March 28, 2010 4:53:41 PM

gtvr said:
What operating system?

Is it a completely brand new drive? You need to go to disk management and initialize/format it. Exactly how you do this depends on your OS, or you can google it.



yes it is new.in my computer it does not show as a seperate disk,so can not format it.
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March 28, 2010 5:16:10 PM

Just retryed what you suggested,done a re-start and it now works ok,thank you.
March 28, 2010 5:26:22 PM

First you must create a partition. After that you can enter into "My Computer" and, then, you can format it.
You can create the partiton using the OS installation disk (XP, VIsta, 7) or using a program like Partiton manager.
a b G Storage
March 29, 2010 2:17:13 AM

no need to use the install disk if you already have the OS installed. Usually something like right-click my computer & then "manage" then disk management
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