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hi there everyone, im hoping you can help me. i have just bought a 750G hdd, and for some reason windows vista ultimate wont recognise it. its picked up in bios, but not in windows???? its a SATA 2 drive, im sure my pc is SATA 2 compatible. what am i doing wrong???? please help me on this, its driving me crazy!!!! lol, cheers
    
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You need to format the drive. I don't remember how it's done in Vista atm, but I'm sure it is the same as XP.
    
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Can you see it in 'My Computer'?
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not a sign of it in my computer, but its there in the BIOS????? i dunno how to format a drive in windows if it wont recognise the drive in the first place. is there a way to do it? cheers
    
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Boot a live Linux, can you see the drive from there?
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okay. if you enter control panel. then look for administrative tools. then open computer management. under the sub menu on the left hand side open up disk management. presto you should have found the hard drive.

from there right click on the hard drive create a partition and format. no need for reboot nothing!!! it should work 100%
    
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what a bloombing star!!!!!!!!! well done again!!!!!!! thankyou alll sooo much!!
    
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okay. if you enter control panel. then look for administrative tools. then open computer management. under the sub menu on the left hand side open up disk management. presto you should have found the hard drive.

from there right click on the hard drive create a partition and format. no need for reboot nothing!!! it should work 100%
Good tip thanks +rep
     
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Ya i was about to say same but just now saw the topic i use computer managment for most things i do with my hardrives. It can also change letters and do simple raids least it can in windows 2003 havet looked at vista much.
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