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Windows does not recognise new HD??

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by AMDPower, 19 May 2006.

  1. AMDPower


    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 2,642


    just purchased the new Seagate 320Gb Seagate ST3320620AS Barracuda.
    and for some reason windows does not seem to recognise it?? totally baffled.

    i am on a k8vse asus motherboard, have set the hd up on the promise controller but no avail? i think the problem is that because it is a satta 2 hd, i know they are backward compatible, but my samsung 120g satta 1 hd works fine on the controller and is recognised by windows. But having said that the segate drive is recognised by the controller at boot up.

    so it could be a windows problem, I hate Windows!

    have tried to manually install the drive as automatic search does not recognise it.

    any help would be appreciated.

  2. killer_uk

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: 12 Mar 2003

    Posts: 4,070

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Have you formatted the drive through windows?

    Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Disk Management
  3. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    Does the drive appear in the device manager but not My Computer?

    EDIT: beaten to it
  4. AMDPower


    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 2,642

    guys thanks for all your help, i just remembered that i have to disk management and configure them there..sorry feel :o

    have sorted them out now, will let you all know what the drive is like.

    its exam stress, honestly!

    thanks again :)