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- New WD 500Gb drive not showing in WIndows
July 16, 2007, 3:49 pm
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1 Tb? When the PC boots up BIOS sees the new drive and identifies it,
shows it connected as a slave drive on primary channel UDMA 133. But
when XP boots up, it does not see the drive on the system. However I
do have a drive listed in device mgr. "st3500630a" ---I think that is
it. But it doesn't make sense for it to be shown in device mgr, but
not shown in explorer. I was going to format it for NTFS, as my other
Re: New WD 500Gb drive not showing in WIndows
OK. I'll try to avoid going into the whole "Read The Fine Manual" thing
and just say that you always need to go into disk management and
partition/format a new drive. Try searching in the Help and Support
Center for disk management and then choose Disk Management: how to...
and then Initialize new disks.
[Knoxville, TN, USA]