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hutton2949
10-30-02, 01:25 PM
i just installed a new hard drive in a friends computer. It is a maxtor diamond max ata133 40g. It shows up fine in the bios and device manager, but not under my computer so i can format it. It is set up as the primary slave on the same channel as my primary hd. I also put it in my computer to format it and it does the same thing. Anyone have any advice?

FastM
10-30-02, 01:54 PM
Before you can format, you need to create a parition, or partitions. This can be done with Fdisk usually on a Win98Boot disk run in Dos Mode, or get Parition Magic and use the setup boot disks.

Switch
10-31-02, 05:15 PM
FastM is right. What OS do you have? If you have XP or 2000, you should be able to do what you need within windows.