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Harddrive problem

by Dobby / March 7, 2008 12:22 PM PST

Recently purchased WD IDE drive...not formatted...unable to initialize drive to format same...any suggestions...WD support no help? Would like to avoid hassle of returning same, if at all possible! Dobby

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With such slim details you may want to finish your post
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 7, 2008 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Harddrive problem

With more details!

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WD support website offers help
by Willy / March 8, 2008 1:12 AM PST
In reply to: Harddrive problem

If not with your new HD, then goto WD support website and get the Dataguard or Lifeguard unities that help install new HDs. Get what is required for your model HD and proceed forward. I do recommend, you setup the HD with it being the sole HD present. That way you won't make boo-boos with multiple HD s present. Once, it is initialized, etc., you can then properly finalize it to install with your system. Be sure to have either the working needed data CD or floppies to initialize the new HD. WD, does provide a help guide in what to expect.

tada -----Willy Happy

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WD harddrive problem
by Dobby / March 9, 2008 7:09 AM PDT

Tried using Lifeguard tools...cannot see HD, so unable to initialize!

Trying to use as a secondary backup drive, not as a boot drive.

Running XPSP2 with AMD Athlon processor and 1.5 gig RAM.

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