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My son got a Seagate terabyte hard drive with his gigabyte Mobo Single Pci-E
AMD dual core 6400+ chip.

Anyway on POST the bios sees the HDDIDs and then Vista 64 doesn't see it with my computer command. Any suggestions..

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post #2 of 34
You probably just have to format it. Right click Computer and select manage. Then in the left window pane click on Disk Managment. You should see all the HDDs in the right window pane. Move down to the "unpartitioned" (which should be the 1Tb drive you just installed) hdd and right click to select "New partition".

See if that works for you.


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Reformat your hard drive and you'll be in business!
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post #4 of 34
Try this... Right click on My computer, and hit manage. Go down to disk management, and it should be there. Right click on the disk, and format it to NTFS. Chances are once it gets formatted correctly it'll be available in My computer as a usable drive. Also, Make sure it is connected properly... 1 power cable, either molex or SATA, with a SATA cable. Obvious I know, but make sure the connections are tight.

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post #5 of 34
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His computer says its not there.
    
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post #6 of 34
Does the drive appear in the partition manager?
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post #7 of 34
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its a tiger direct drive OEM and not formatted or anything
    
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post #8 of 34
whats happening is the hard drive needs a partition in order for vista to see it. its there, just needs a partition for you to format it.

you need to get a partition program so you can make a one on the drive. oh, i didnt know that vista had a partition program with it or the option to make one. i was going to suggest Partition Magic 8.0, which is what i use all the time. hope you get it working.

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post #9 of 34
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He is going to put Vista 64 on the new drive anyway so hes doing backup and will reinstall and let Vista do the partician in the install phase thanks guys.

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post #10 of 34
When he installs Windows the drive will be listed, as said the reason why Windows did not 'see' the drive is as it had no partitioning so it was unformatted so Windows was not able read/write to it.
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