new hdd install

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mooo, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    I am trying to put in a new 80gig hd in a windows ME box, I put it in, then set it as slave, bios reconizes it. Windows boots up and i expect the "new hardware found" box to come up or something saying generic hard disk, but nothing. I go to device manager I see
    Primary IDE controller
    Secondary IDE controller

    so its up, but i have to format it.. I try and go to MMC like in XP but it doesn't work.. soooo now to the question, how do i install the hd in ME?

    edit:: this might need to be moved to OS or other hardware, forgot all about those was kind of in a hurry to post :(
     
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    well since the HD isnt formatted, ME wont see it. You need to reboot to command prompt (or use a 98 boot disk). Once in the command prompt then you can format it. Make sure you dont format c:\ hehehe
     
  3. penguin

    penguin g0t r00t?

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    You will need to use fdisk from a boot disk to create a partition before ME will see it. Once you create the partition you can format it from the same boot disk or from within ME.
     
  4. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    actually, i'm pretty sure this can be done from the command prompt without a boot disk (just don't touch the disk the OS is on)
     
  5. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    damn no wonder ;p
    i just went to cmd from windows dir and didn't boot out.. thanks for the help