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Why won't my new hdd initialise?

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I installed a new WD 10EARS 1TB Drive but when I try to format it in Disk Management I am told it is not initialised. Yet When I right click on it there is no option to intiialse. Anybody got a suggestion?

Cheers,

Don

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What operating system? Whats your other drive set up?

 

Are you clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or through Disk management Tools in Administrative Tools|Computer Management|Disk Management?

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What operating system? Whats your other drive set up?

 

Are you clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or through Disk management Tools in Administrative Tools|Computer Management|Disk Management?

Vista, and yes, Disk Management Tools. My current hdd is an earlier 1 Terabyte WD hdd as the only hard drive. I think I will try another SATA port to see what happens

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You need to click on the box on the left hand end of the drive info thing in the bottom pane.

Where is says Disk X (where X is a number).

It should actually say something like Disk 3

not initialised.

So right click there and select initialise.

Once initialised then move right to the partition section and create and format your partitions.

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You need to click on the box on the left hand end of the drive info thing in the bottom pane.

Where is says Disk X (where X is a number).

It should actually say something like Disk 3

not initialised.

So right click there and select initialise.

Once initialised then move right to the partition section and create and format your partitions.

Thanks heaps aliali. That did the trick

Cheers,

Don

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