new hdd install

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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 :(
 

Bootsy

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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
 

penguin

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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.
 

blinden

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penguin said:
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.
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)
 

mooo

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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
 

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