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Problem with hard drive

bigmack73

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Windows XP - Home Edition
#1
I am adding a new hard drive so that I would have two. After installing the new hard drive, can't seem to initialize it.

I am using XP.

The only place I can't see is in "my computer" folder. All I see is a red circle with a white line through it. When I right click on it to initialize it, it does nothing.
 

maynardvdm

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#2
Hi bigmack

Does the bios pick it up and is the jumper settings on it correct. Is it ATA or SATA. Did you format the disk?
 

bigmack73

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#3
I installed a different antivirus program. After almost a week of battle, now I can initialize it and format it. Maybe the virus as prevented me to do this.

Now after a couple more weeks, the computer crashed. So everything is back to normal. With the new hard drive working 100%.
 

maynardvdm

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#4
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