What happened to the Messenger Plus! forums on msghelp.net?
Shoutbox » MsgHelp Archive » Skype & Technology » Tech Talk » New hard drive problems

New hard drive problems
Author: Message:
Hybrid
Full Member
***

Avatar
Borderline Insane

Posts: 137
35 / Male / Flag
Joined: Sep 2004
O.P. New hard drive problems
I got a new hard drive from Newegg today, when I installed it into my PC I couldn't find it on Vista. It wasn't in the My Computer folder, so I had to go to disk management. It shows up on the bottom panel as "Disk 0" and I've already set it to MBR. However, I cannot format it. I have no idea what's going on, and right now my PC is slower, and it still doesn't show up on My Computer. The HD is hooked up by SATA. Also, it's the 3rd hard drive in my PC at the moment, it's not the primary.

How do I troubleshoot it? Is the hard drive bad?

Edit:
Also I know it's the new hard drive on the bottom panel because it says "931.51gb Unallocated" I don't know what happened to 68.49gbs of it but whatever.

Link to new hard drive.

This post was edited on 06-24-2009 at 10:52 PM by Hybrid.
[Image: SIGNATURE.jpg]
Let's roll kids, we're gonna party like the amish.
06-24-2009 10:48 PM
Profile E-Mail PM Find Quote Report
Menthix
forum admin
*******

Avatar

Posts: 5537
Reputation: 102
39 / Male / Flag
Joined: Mar 2002
RE: New hard drive problems
In disk management, right-click and choose "Initialize".
Finish the problem
Menthix.net | Contact Me
06-24-2009 10:53 PM
Profile E-Mail PM Web Find Quote Report
Hybrid
Full Member
***

Avatar
Borderline Insane

Posts: 137
35 / Male / Flag
Joined: Sep 2004
O.P. RE: New hard drive problems
quote:
Originally posted by Menthix
In disk management, right-click and choose "Initialize".
I already did that :P

edit:

Just noticed the option "new simple volume" anything I should be doing with that?

This post was edited on 06-24-2009 at 10:56 PM by Hybrid.
[Image: SIGNATURE.jpg]
Let's roll kids, we're gonna party like the amish.
06-24-2009 10:55 PM
Profile E-Mail PM Find Quote Report
andrey
elite shoutboxer
****

Avatar

Posts: 795
Reputation: 48
– / Male / Flag
Joined: Aug 2004
RE: New hard drive problems
It won't show up in "My Computer" until it is formatted, I think.

what does it show as the disk's status ? not formatted ?
[Image: w2kzw8qp-sq2_dz_b_xmas.png]
06-24-2009 11:00 PM
Profile PM Find Quote Report
Hybrid
Full Member
***

Avatar
Borderline Insane

Posts: 137
35 / Male / Flag
Joined: Sep 2004
O.P. RE: New hard drive problems
quote:
Originally posted by andrey
It won't show up in "My Computer" until it is formatted, I think.

what does it show as the disk's status ? not formatted ?

Right now all I see is the 3 Disk drives that I already had on my PC in the center-top panel, at the bottom panel I see all my disks (The new disk is marked as disk 0). It says "Basic, 931.51 GB" and "Online". My right click options are "Properties/Help/" and "New Simple Volume"
[Image: SIGNATURE.jpg]
Let's roll kids, we're gonna party like the amish.
06-24-2009 11:27 PM
Profile E-Mail PM Find Quote Report
Hybrid
Full Member
***

Avatar
Borderline Insane

Posts: 137
35 / Male / Flag
Joined: Sep 2004
O.P. RE: New hard drive problems
quote:
Originally posted by nimicitor
quote:
Originally posted by Hybrid
quote:
Originally posted by andrey
It won't show up in "My Computer" until it is formatted, I think.

what does it show as the disk's status ? not formatted ?

Right now all I see is the 3 Disk drives that I already had on my PC in the center-top panel, at the bottom panel I see all my disks (The new disk is marked as disk 0). It says "Basic, 931.51 GB" and "Online". My right click options are "Properties/Help/" and "New Simple Volume"

Make a New Simple Volume.
Aha, thanks. I was kinda afraid to use that option, it's the first time I installed my own Hard drive. Thank you, thank you.
[Image: SIGNATURE.jpg]
Let's roll kids, we're gonna party like the amish.
06-24-2009 11:38 PM
Profile E-Mail PM Find Quote Report
Jesus
Scripting Contest Winner
****

Avatar
Koffie, my cat ;)

Posts: 623
Reputation: 15
37 / Male / Flag
Joined: Jul 2005
RE: New hard drive problems
quote:
Originally posted by Hybrid
it says "931.51gb Unallocated" I don't know what happened to 68.49gbs of it but whatever.

marketing tricks and difference between the SI Gigabyte and the Gibibyte, which your computer uses.
Basically, 931.51GiB * 1024 = 953866.24MiB *1024 = 976759029,76KiB * 1024 = 1000201246474,24B. This can also be expressed as 1000 * 10^9B which would be 1000GB or 1 * 10^12B which would be 1TB
Man is least himself when he is in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth. (Oscar Wilde)
06-25-2009 12:06 AM
Profile PM Find Quote Report
« Next Oldest Return to Top Next Newest »


Threaded Mode | Linear Mode
View a Printable Version
Send this Thread to a Friend
Subscribe | Add to Favorites
Rate This Thread:

Forum Jump:

Forum Rules:
You cannot post new threads
You cannot post replies
You cannot post attachments
You can edit your posts
HTML is Off
myCode is On
Smilies are On
[img] Code is On