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Hello to everyone. A few weeks ago I purchased from the egg a re-certified 500gb sata internal HDD. It was going to be for a new comp with a fresh install of Windows.

Well the motherboard never detected it. I tried different sata cables and different ports. No luck no detection in Bios or when it came time to install windows. I tried it in a different computer still no luck. So I figured it was the hard drive due to it being re-certified, and RMAd it back. I purchased a 160 gb Western Digital brand new not wanting to repeat my re-certified incident.

So I had some free time today and decide to put the computer together. Same thing, not being detected. Switch cables and ports, and still no go. I take it over to my gaming computer. Not detected in bios, but when Windows comes up it says "installing device driver" and it finds it and gives the name and number of the drive. I then go into "my computer" and nothing is there.

So now the RMA idea is back in my head. So I take it to a 3rd computer, my daughters. Her computer detected it in the Bios. When I go to "my computer" it's not there. I checked device manager and it's in there. I right clicked it thinking maybe it needs to be formatted, but it's not an option. All is says is your device has the latest driver and is working properly.

What do you guys think? On the last RMA I lost money. They charged me to ship it plus a restocking fee. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you in advance for any advice.
Edited by fonzy - 3/22/11 at 7:51pm
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post #2 of 7
are the sata ports enabled, i know i had the same issue that i couldn't load an old hdd becasue i forgot to enable the ports in bios, assuming that you are already in the os i think you fine there, but check just to be sure; also run hd tune and scan for errors under the health tab, thats very peculiar that it would do that is the hdd that not being detected the hdd that holds the os right?
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press windows button.
type dsk
click create and format hard drive partitions
in the lower part of the window that opens, the new drive should be listed.
right click the new drive, assign a drive letter and do a quick format.
done.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bob808 View Post
press windows button.
type dsk
click create and format hard drive partitions
in the lower part of the window that opens, the new drive should be listed.
right click the new drive, assign a drive letter and do a quick format.
done.
this, the drive is probably being detected but its not assigning a drive letter because the drive is not formatted
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Im trying to do a fresh install of windows. There is currently no OS on it. I just plugged it into other comps to see if it would work.
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Reps to all 3 of you thank you that was it. Now to try it in the original pc. Thanks again.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fonzy View Post
Reps to all 3 of you thank you that was it. Now to try it in the original pc. Thanks again.
have u resolved it yet??
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