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grahambaines
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Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal HDD not recognised in My Computer

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Hi,

I have a dell Dimension 9150 PC and am trying to install a 2nd internal HDD (Barracuda 1.5TB), the HDD enebled in my Boot Setup and is recognised in my Hardware Profile which says it's enabled and working correctly, but it doesn't appear in 'My Computer'. Any ideas??

Many Thanks

 

Graham

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Re: Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal HDD not recognised in My Computer

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You're welcome.

More than happy to help. emoticon.Geeked.title

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

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Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

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Re: Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal HDD not recognised in My Computer

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Hello,

You need to initialize the hard drive [partition/format]

Start by right clicking on My Computer on either your desktop or start menu. Then select Manage from the menu that appears. This will bring up computer management where a lot of administrative tasks are performed.

On the left side, find Disk Management and click on it once. This will load it into the section on the right side.

Once you've found which disk it is in the lower or upper section, right click on it and select "initialize."

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

grahambaines
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Re: Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal HDD not recognised in My Computer

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Many Thanks for your help, I'll give it a go.....

 

Graham

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grahambaines
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Re: Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal HDD not recognised in My Computer

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Thanks  Thereal-dbk4297, problem sorted.

 

Again, many thanks

 

Graham

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Re: Barracuda 1.5 TB Internal HDD not recognised in My Computer

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You're welcome.

More than happy to help. emoticon.Geeked.title

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!