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Okay, thanks for all your help Richie
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post #12 of 15
Disk management --> right click on f3 drive ---> New simple volume things ---> you got your drive.
    
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Verify that the HDD does have the bootloader on it; disconnect data cable and try to boot. If it doesn't boot, you should reinstall with the HDD disconnected.

If you boot just fine, then you just need to use Computer Management to create a partition on the HDD, and format it. Sometimes you have to do this on drives that used to be a part of a RAID array or drives that were zeroed out.
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your welcome bud, when you install windows and finished installing plug data cable back in and use disk management to partition the drive to use
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Originally Posted by Tadpoleblue View Post
Thanks for your help!

I'm looking at disk management now, and it appears that Windows does see the F3.

It says.. Disk 1..unknown..unalocated

and Not Initialized

Is this odd?

Thanks!
Well that's interesting.

Unplug it (while your computer is off) and see if your computer boots. If it does, no reinstall is required.

You can plug it back in, then use Disk Management to initialize it (MBR if it asks) and create a new Simple Volume.
     
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