second hand HD

  keith-236134 14:57 15 Oct 2005
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Hi, bought a second hand 20gb harddrive with no gaurantee ( idiot ). It shows up in device manager but nowhere else, it's not in the administrative tools, any ideas??

  woodchip 15:05 15 Oct 2005

You may need to set the drive in BIOS for LBA or auto detect the drive

  keith-236134 15:10 15 Oct 2005

yep,tried that.

  Methedrine 15:12 15 Oct 2005

jumpers set right on the back of the drive?

  woodchip 15:12 15 Oct 2005

does it not show under disc managment. if it shows in devise manager i would think that the drive is ok

  pj123 16:01 15 Oct 2005

Has it been Fdisk'd and formatted? It may show up in the BIOS but unless it has been formatted it can't be used.

  keith-236134 18:13 15 Oct 2005

yep the jumpers are set ok, no it doesnt show in disk management it only shows up in device manager and in bios.

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