Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareOther - Hardware · 1 decade ago

I have a MAXTOR diamond Plus 9, 80GB Hard drive, and it wont appear in my computer, Can anyone help me?

Hi There,

I have a MAXTOR diamond Plus 9, 80GB Hard drive and it wont apear in my computer, I have Windows ME btw, and how do i correct this hard drive problem??

many thanks, Dave!

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Are you saying that you just installed an internal hard drive on your machine?

    I would first check your BIOS to see if your computer knows the drive is there (that is, the drive and its power supply are connected properly).

    Some computers require that the drive be configured as master, slave or cable select, generally by using tiny jumpers on the back of the drive.

    The documentation that came with the drive should help, and these drives often come with some sort of installation disk from which you boot, and follow the instructions to create a partition on the drive, select a file system, and format the drive.

    I am not sure how Windows ME/98 handle drive management. In XP, this is a matter of going into the control panel, click on Administrative Tasks, the Computer Management, then something like "drive management". A properly connected hard drive should be listed there, and you can use this console to create the partition, choose file system and format. Sorry but I don't know if there are equivalent settings in ME - this was not a very popular operating system.

    But the bottom line is, read the manual. Hope that helps!

  • 4 years ago

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