Won't read drive as usable

January 9, 2010 at 16:46:08
Specs: Windows Vista Home
My computer has a 1TB main hard drive, but it failed. I ordered a 500GB Western Digital drive, but every time I try to install Vista on it, it would say that it couldn't find a compatible hard drive. This is after I had already partitioned and formatted the drive in Vista setup, mind you. Any suggestions?

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January 9, 2010 at 17:06:10
Have you set the bios to the new drive as first HDD to boot from? if you still have the old one connected, disconnect it.

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January 9, 2010 at 17:09:13
I have tried that. I've even tried it with nothing in the computer except for the HDD and the Vista CD. The same thing keeps happening.

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