SATA hard drive install software/driver

tony4704

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Jul 29, 2003
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Hi, I have a maxtor 200gig sata drive and is recognized in hardware manager in windows, but It doesnt show up in my computer. So I am thinking it needs to be formated, yet I cannot access the drive from a boot disk because its not recognized and I cant format it in windows. My questions is is there some software or something that I can use? I bought the drive only and do not have any of the original paperwork or diskettes. Thank you.
 

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Lifer
Dec 28, 2004
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If you're running WinXP, which I think you're, do Run > compmgmt.msc Then click on disk management. You'll see the new HD there, in black. Right click it, initialize, partition, format. Done. It'll show up in My Computer afterward.