formatting a hdd

  Jak_1 15:44 25 Jul 06
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System: Advent pc, AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 1.5GB DDR400 PC3200 RAM, 2x160GB internal HDD's.

Have just purchased a 250GB Samsung HDD for my caddy, obviously this need formatting. Each time I try to do this windows tells me to insert a disk into the drive. Would it be a better bet to disconect the internal slave drive, and make the new one a slave to format it?

All my other smaller and formatted drives are rcognised no problem so nothing wrong with the caddy. The new drive is set to Master as it should be for use in a caddy.

  Jak_1 15:46 25 Jul 06

Forgot to mention, I have no idea how to get to the bios settings on the advent and there is nothing to say how with the paperwork that came with the pc.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:08 25 Jul 06

Have just purchased a 250GB Samsung HDD for my caddy

Is this an external caddy connected bu USB?
SATA or IDE drive
If IDE have you set the jumper to master?

  Jak_1 16:09 25 Jul 06

external ide, usb connection.

  Jim Thing 16:55 25 Jul 06

"I have no idea how to get to the bios settings on the advent and there is nothing to say how with the paperwork that came with the pc."

Tap the DELETE key repeatedly while the system is booting up.

  Smiler 16:58 25 Jul 06

Is there a limit on what six#ze drive can be put in the caddy??
What make & model is it?

  Smiler 16:59 25 Jul 06

six#ze = size ;-)

  Jak_1 17:01 25 Jul 06

The caddy is an 'ICYBOX' user manual states it can take drives up to 250 GB.

  Smiler 17:10 25 Jul 06

Have you tried removing and reseating the power and ide connections in the caddy just in case there is a bad contact?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:12 25 Jul 06

have you set the jumper to master?

  Smiler 17:12 25 Jul 06

Further to this if that doesn't work try fitting it as an internal slave drive to see if it is recognised then.

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