Hi I'm probably doing/ missing something really silly but i got another sata hdd for my pc (don't use ide) I thought i just put it in the pc and connect it up and the pc would find it automatically. But when the 2nd drive is connected the pc crashes to blue screen with this message ****STOP:0x0000007b . Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong please many thanks.
In order for your PC to see the drive, it needs to be formatted...to do this, open control panel, double click on administrative tools (computer managent) then from the window that opens choose "storage" your new drive should be listed but not formatted..highlight the drive, right click and choose format..this will take a while, but needs to be done once only....if all connections are ok, your new drive should then work fine
this stop error can be caused by a multitude of things, it sounds like your second drive has become your boot drive, I would hope it was just a bios detection fault, did you go into the bios after you fitted the drive to make sure you were still booting to the correct drive, and are the SATA drivers installed. another thing could be that the bios SATA Drive settings are set for RAID but you have not configured RAID have a look at this page:- click here about half way down gives some notes on not finding the boot device.
for more information:- click here please read it carefully and don't jump to conclusions there is a lot there!
In disk management, select new partition. This will start the new partition wizard.
just follow the wizard all the way through, it will give you the option to partition the drive, if you want. Also when it asks if you want to use the NTFS filing system, click on the "quick format" box. this will format the rive in seconds.