Windows wont detect my hard drive? or what?

nickbandit

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So my dad had this WDC cavier blue disk he gave me yesterday - 500GB, and he told me i only had to format it as Linux was on it, but there is a problem. My bios detecs it and my hard drive magement does to, but i can't format it, i can't click on the button saying format. And also, - My Computer - dosen't show me the WDC hard drive only my main with Windows on, what cuases this?, how to fix it?.


Thanks in advance - Nick
 

nickbandit

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Your the man, thanks :D worked :)
 

SuperSoph_WD

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Hey there, nickbandit!

If you are able to see it in the BIOS and Disk management, but it most probably says unallocated.
However, you should be able to Right-click on the bar where it says "Unallocated" and choose "New Simple Volume" while in the Disk management tool. This will open a setup wizard that will actually format your HDD.
Can you see that and can you open it?
Here's a link that might help you out:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3865

Hope this helps. Keep me posted!
SuperSoph_WD
 
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