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New hard drive doesn't show up in My Computer!

TimTim Southwest PA Icrontian
edited Apr 2011 in Hardware
I just got a new 250 GB Seagate Barracuda IDE hard drive (Ultra DMA) from tigerdirect, but I am having problems with it.

I hooked it up in my main computer, and it shows up in the BIOS and even Device Manager. But when I click on My Computer, it doesn't show it. Device Manager also shows all my hard drives as SCSI devices even though they are plain IDE drives.

I tried it in another computer, also running Windows XP Home, and it did the same thing.

I tried it in yet another computer, also on XP Home, and it happened again:banghead:

My Computer shows only the original hard drive (or drives, depending on the particular computer in question), and the only way to see the 250 GB unit is to go into Device Manager.

My main system runs on XP SP1, and the other 2 have SP2 installed. This new 250 GB unit is to be the second drive in my main system, and the primary 80 GB unit will be fully formatted and reloaded with XP SP2.

So I'm thinking something is wrong with the hard drive. It arrived as the hard drive ONLY, no driver CD or anything. Maybe I need to download a setup driver from Seagate before installing it or something?

If it matters, my main computer has an Abit NF-7 Version 2.0 motherboard, so if a driver is needed, it'd have to be for that motherboard.

Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Dec 2006
    Is it jumpered correctly?

    If yes, go to start -> run -> type: diskmgmt.msc

    Click the drive and hit "Initialize disk" or give it a drive letter.
  • TimTim Southwest PA Icrontian
    edited Dec 2006
    Yes, I had the jumper removed which should have made it a slave drive.

    I'll try what you said to do.
  • TimTim Southwest PA Icrontian
    edited Dec 2006
    It works now, it just needed to be formatted.
  • jmoney3457jmoney3457 Maine
    edited Dec 2006
    glad it worked..good advice thrax:cheers:
  • edited Sep 2007
    Thrax wrote:
    Is it jumpered correctly?

    If yes, go to start -> run -> type: diskmgmt.msc

    Click the drive and hit "Initialize disk" or give it a drive letter.


    Thank you Thrax, it worked great!
  • edited Apr 2011
    edub wrote:
    Thank you Thrax, it worked great!

    Thrax, you are a friggin' legend mate. I had the same problem as the guy above, googled it, found you instruction and it works.
    So I registered on this site, just say thanks.

    cheers mate

    Mugs
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