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Ok so I just picked up a Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5T hard drive. I went to install it and it isn't being recognized by my window 7 OS. I was told that i didnt need to alter anything in the BIOS but I have no way of accessing in once my computer starts up. Can anyone inform me on what I should do? My set up is as follows
i7 930 bloomfield
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GTX 260

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does it show up in the BIOS?
    
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Yes.

Under Standard CMOS Features
Extended IDE Drive-Auto
Access Mode-Auto

Capacity - 1500 GB
Cylinder - 4095
Head - 240
Precomp - 0
Landing zone - 65534
Sector - 255

Is there another section of the bios I need to adjust things under?
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post #4 of 20
Start -> Type "Disk Management" into the search box. From there, initialize the drive. (MBR) Quick format to NTFS. (default everything)
     
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by kramy View Post
start -> type "disk management" into the search box. From there, initialize the drive. (mbr) quick format to ntfs. (default everything)
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post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kramy View Post
Start -> Type "Disk Management" into the search box. From there, initialize the drive. (MBR) Quick format to NTFS. (default everything)
One mistake there. Don't use Quick Format. Go with a FULL Format or don't bother formatting and using it at all.
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
One mistake there. Don't use Quick Format. Go with a FULL Format or don't bother formatting and using it at all.
full format if its a newly acquired drive ... check for bad sectors and things

quick format if your really sure that the disk is healthy
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boogschd View Post
full format if its a newly acquired drive ... check for bad sectors and things

quick format if your really sure that the disk is healthy
Still wrong. ALWAYS a full format and NEVER a quick format for 24/7 drives. The only time a quick format should be used is for a temp drive. And it's just as important on an older drive as it is with a new one.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
One mistake there. Don't use Quick Format. Go with a FULL Format or don't bother formatting and using it at all.
Quote:
Originally Posted by boogschd View Post
full format if its a newly acquired drive ... check for bad sectors and things
I disagree. The full format doesn't check the entire disk surface. It also makes light of bad sectors. I feel it has an inadequate disk check.

Drives should not have any bad sectors when received. NTFS can work around them, but you should not have any if the drive is brand new. Disk Management doesn't say anywhere that a drive should be RMA'd if it comes with bad sectors. (which could indicate physical damage)

A full (extended) SMART test on all new drives is the best way to go. I believe the windows version of WD DLG (DataLifeGuard) can run it. It does a sector by sector test of the entire drive. If it fails, it tells you the drive is defective, and you RMA it. If it passes, you start using it.
     
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post #10 of 20
I completely disagree. I've seen way too many drives with a quick format that had nothing but problems from day one. Multiple chkdsks, quick formats, and re-installation of the OS later and the drive still had problems with data corruption and slow speeds. Doing a full format on the drive then installing the OS totally corrected the problem. No more read/write errors, faster access times, and faster data transfer. A quick format does absolutely nothing to prepare a drive for use. Only a full or complete format will do that and all the chkdsk's etc. in the world can't correct the problems left over from a quick format.
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