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Hitachi Deskstar 250gb sata2 setup?

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I am confused, im running all the specs below bar the HD cos i dont really know how to set it up and how to format/turn it into my new single master drive.

it is recognised in bios but not in windows (obviously because its not formatted)

how do I do this and what progs do i need?

I tried Fdisk on a floppy in dos but it only recognises 130gb max and when i tried to install winxp on it during intilation it couln't recognise the whole drive?

any advice if anything i need a guide to setting up a new drive as master from scrath (btw it is OEM so ill need the download the feature appalet from hitachi to activate sata2 mode which my mobo supports

Regards.

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sata2 drive are quite sensitive to oc`ing. try resetting ur CMOS and start again. it`ll be a pain in the ass, but thats what i had to do with mine and i had the same problem!
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If you have XP Pro, go to the control panel and then to administrative tools. Open Computer Management and select Disk Management. The drive that you have just installed will be there. Right click on it and select, Create new partition (or words to that effect). It will ask some of the details you want, fill them in and away you go. I recommend formatting the drive, with out quick format.
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By Master drive, do you then mean bootdrive, as in the one with your OS etc. on?

Anyways, my favirite is the XP CD. Partition from there, and install if you like. Format from windows, if it's not for a bootdisk.
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