Sata hard drive on a ide mother board

tallman - Jan 28, 2011 at 04:24 PM
 CMP - Jan 28, 2011 at 06:00 PM

ok,i have a dell desk top with a 60g ide hard drive,i put a 160g sata hard drive in there,i cant find it in my pc,i was running windows 7,i formated the system with an xp.and i found it,but i put back windows 7 i cant find the sata hard drive again,i saw it in the bios but not on the desk top,going crazy here help me please....

1 response

in Windows7, you have to format your new sata drive befor you can use it. To do this, right click on "Computer" manage, then disk manager, you will see if the sata drive is visible, if yes probably it is " unallocated" if so, select it and format.