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Can't see my Western Digital Sata Disk 500GB in My Computer.

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April 8, 2010 9:43:00 PM

Hello, i have bought a new hard disk and an adapter which converts SATA to IDE (because my computer only supports IDE). This is the hard disk i bought http://www.emag.ro/hard_disk-uri/hdd-western-digital-ca...

So, i connected my hard disk to the computer, through the adapter and started my computer.
I saw the hard disk in the bios, but when i started the windows, the hard wasn't in the explorer.
So i tought i had to make partitions first.
I inserted my windows xp SP2 cd to make partitions, and the hard disk wasn't there.

Also, in the windows when i go to add hardwere, the hard disk is found there too, and it says that it should work without problems, but it's still unavailable for me to access it.

Please help me, i just bought it and can't use it.
a b G Storage
April 14, 2010 4:30:47 AM

You might have to mount it on Disk Management. Go to the Start Menu then click on Run. Type in "diskmgmt.msc" then press Enter.
April 14, 2010 5:28:25 AM

I think, you have to initialize the new hard drive in Disk Management tool, and then create partition and format it.
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