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Hp pavillion elite e9120y

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September 2, 2011 11:52:18 PM

Hello, my hdd went bad according to my know nothing tech brother,bought exact new hdd but now he claims motherboard won't find it ,says I need new motherboard, so I went & got it back,trying to install vista pro on new hdd,don't seem to want to take! can anyone please save me? THANKS in advance for any good input! Don...

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September 3, 2011 3:34:28 PM

Checkout if the HDD appear in the BIOS Setup. Did you use flat cable or sata?

Maybe a jumper configuration.
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September 4, 2011 12:52:36 AM

hdd shows in bios sata
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a c 97 V Motherboard
a c 116 G Storage
September 5, 2011 3:17:50 AM

unkelfester said:
hdd shows in bios sata

It needs to be initialized. Select the drive in Control Panel ---> Administrative Tools ---> Computer management ---> Disk Management. Then highlight the selection and do an NTFS format.

Now you will be able to install Vista (or Win 7) on it.
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