New Hard Drive incompatible?

  User-BDCEDE6F-B9BE-4B7A-91A901FEC5710802 19:48 31 May 2004

Just installed a new hard drive which is a Samsung SP1213N Ultra ATA 133 but so far I can't get my PC to see it.

The specifications of my MOBO (FIC VC37) mention ATA 100 but not have a bought something that won't work with my motherboard or have I just not installed it correctly?

I've set the original drive to Master and the new one to slave.

Any help welcomed.

  powerless 19:50 31 May 2004

Is it detected in the BIOS?

...and what O/s?

No it's not detected in the BIOS, am running XP Home.

  dazzling 20:03 31 May 2004

from memory if your using xp contolpanel>administrative tools>computer managment>disk managment>right click drive select initialize i think then after that partition.darren p.s. you will see the drive in disk managment but not my computer until you format it.

  dazzling 20:06 31 May 2004

try auto detect drives in the bios if that doesnt work check your power and ide cables and jumper settings.darren

  powerless 20:06 31 May 2004

If it's not detected in the BIOS diskmgmt won't also.

Check those jumpers. Are you using Master/slave or cable select?

Using Master/Slave but will just check the jumpers...

Thanks all, it was simply the jumpers not positioned/inserted drive is formatting now.

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