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    Hey guys wondering if you can help me out.
    I have fitted the brand new samsung hard drive but "my computer" wont see it. i can view it in device manager and it is sat to enable (have tried disable, enable) and it can be seen in bios too but i just cant access it. anyone got any ideas? when i try reinstall drivers it says i already have the best drivers available for use. Any ideas would be great.

    cheers

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    Re: Help! Problems installing samsung HD502IJ hard drive

    right click on my computer and select manage, from there disk managment, you should be able to initialize it from there.

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    Re: Help! Problems installing samsung HD502IJ hard drive

    pretty much whay gonz0 said, you have to format it first.

    right click on my computer, go to manage. Under the storage tab on the left, go to disk management. You'll see all your partitions at the bottom, the new drive will be the unallocated one. Right click the unallocated space and go to format.

    there's more info here: How to use Disk Management to configure basic disks in Windows XP

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    Re: Help! Problems installing samsung HD502IJ hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly_a15 View Post
    Hey guys wondering if you can help me out.
    I have fitted the brand new samsung hard drive but "my computer" wont see it. i can view it in device manager and it is sat to enable (have tried disable, enable) and it can be seen in bios too but i just cant access it. anyone got any ideas? when i try reinstall drivers it says i already have the best drivers available for use. Any ideas would be great.

    cheers
    You have to enable the SATA Controller in the BIOS System Setup. Shut down, restart and press F2 to enter System Setup before OS starts booting.

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    Re: Help! Problems installing samsung HD502IJ hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by CALLMENUJAK View Post
    You have to enable the SATA Controller in the BIOS System Setup. Shut down, restart and press F2 to enter System Setup before OS starts booting.
    ignore, re-read your post.

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    Re: Help! Problems installing samsung HD502IJ hard drive

    thanks a lot guys its really nice to be able to get answers to my problems qucikly. your all Stars!

    Cheers

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    Re: Help! Problems installing samsung HD502IJ hard drive

    This should be in the hardware section, needs moving

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