I installed a SCSI hard drive in a friends computer for him. It is hooked up through an adaptec card with built in bios (can't remember the exact number off the top of my head). Anyway, when I booted his system back up, and went into the bios for the card, I was unable to get the drive to format (takes 10 years with those cards on a fast computer). So I tried to use a windows install disk to use the partition tool on it, but it didn't show the drive. When I started up the computer though, the drive is recognized in the device manager, it just isn't present anywhere else. I tried installing new hardware, but that didn't work either. I am pretty sure the problem is that there is no format or partition on the drive, but I am unable to figure out a way to get it on there. Any suggestions? Thought I would add, I also updated the Bios to the most recent version available prior to installing the hard drive, so the bios shouldn't be a problem.