I purchased a 500Gb Samsung Sata 2 hard drive to replace the 200Gb Sata drive in my Hp 7580 Media center.This hard drive is used for storing files etc but does not contain the operating system which is on another drive.I thought it was only a matter of removing the old drive and installing the new one but the computer does not assign a letter to it.It can be seen in device manager but not when i click manage.I removed both drives as an experiment and booted up with a Windows 2000 disk installed and when it came to install it said no disk present.Any suggestions anybody
I think that your link pre-dates the age of your motherboard. You will need to partition and format your hard drive before it will apear in My Computer etc. The last part of this article should help click here
No, it's not stupid. I am for misreading your original post, where you clearly stated "It can be seen in device manager but not when i click manage". Sorry.
I'm starting to run out of ideas. If I was in your position, my next move would be to go into BIOS to see if there's a setting that needs changing, but without details of your motherboard, it's hard to be specific.