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my computer does not recognise my D Drive

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  • Started 5 years ago by dab
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dab
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I have put a new hard drive in my pc i no it is there but my comuter will notrecognise it any ideas

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Couple of quick questions for you. What type of drive is it (Make/model, internal/external, IDE, SATA). If it's internal, what jumper settings did you use on the drive? What motherboard is in your PC (or what is the make/model of your PC)? Is the drive showing up in your BIOS and/or during the POST?

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dab
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its a hard drive from my sons computer so it does work, cant remember the make but it is a 120GB, jumper settings are correct. Computer recognises it on post, but will not show up in my computer as D drive

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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dab,

New Drive needs to be formatted.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Is it showing up in the Device Manager of your computer with a warning icon?

If it's a new drive (SATA II) and your mobo/PC are older, you may need a jumper on the drive to take it from SATA II down to SATA I.

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