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My girlfriends dad bought a hard drive off a friend of mine and i can't get it to work properly. BIOS detects the hard drive, the hard drive shows up in Device Manager, but i still can't see it in My Computer. It's a used drive, PATA/IDE, 160Gb Western Digital. So i don't think it would need to be formated like SATA drives do. Does anyone know how to fix this? or is the hard drive dead?

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post #2 of 19
Seems like it was not formated right. Right click my computer and go to manage, then got to disk managment and select your disk. Next all you have to do is reformat it in NTFS, make sure you don't do the quick one.
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post #3 of 19
Import the disk... or re-partition and format
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post #4 of 19
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I can't see it in disk management. so is it stuffed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LiNERROR View Post
Import the disk
what's that mean?
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post #5 of 19
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hello???? doesn't anybody know?
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAtSAcK View Post
hello???? doesn't anybody know?
D/L Data Lifeguard tool here, install and run. It will detect the drive and allow you to format it.
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post #7 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
D/L Data Lifeguard tool here, install and run. It will detect the drive and allow you to format it.
i tried it, it detects the drive, reckons it's formatted but i still don't see it in my computer or disk management.
anything else?
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post #8 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by RAtSAcK View Post
i tried it, it detects the drive, reckons it's formatted but i still don't see it in my computer or disk management.
anything else?

Hmm I'm at a loss, maybe check the jumper settings.
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post #9 of 19
Hey im having the same problem the bios detects it but i cannot see it in disk management tried formating but nothing helps.
post #10 of 19
Mine did this a while ago. . .I had to make it the only drive in the system and boot from the windows CD. . . Format from that. . . I didnt load windows onto my drive but thats how I got it to be recognized & NTFS
 
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