09-17-2010 05:06 PM
After installing the Barracuda LP drive, my System keeps asking for drivers.
Apparently, the "Techs" at Seagate need to update their education!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When an Operating System asks for drivers, it needs them to complete a function. In this
case, the function of installing a hard drive.
Just about all hardware needs drivers. Maybe.........some USB hardware doesn't.. But, not all.
Even some USB devices need drivers..
A driver is a set of instructions to the Operating System telling it (the OS) how the hardware
should perform. And what instructions the hardware understands. This way, the hardware can
"communicate" with the Operating System.
These foreign employees of Seagate really aren't too knowledgable about this facet of
09-17-2010 11:26 PM
09-18-2010 04:31 PM
I'm thinking you have a new bare drive there?
If so, the easiest way is to format it through disk management, if this isn't available, the next best solution is to insert the O/S disk with only the new drive connected and do a set up as if you were going to put Windows on the drive, you will need a 3rd party sata driver, which should be on your MB set up disk, if not go to the manufacturer's site and download it and put it on a floppy disk, when Windows setup launches and asks you to hit F2? or maybe F6 to load 3rd party driver, hit it and insert the floppy, go through to partition and format the drive, and when it goes to re-boot to load Windows simply turn it off, you should now have a visible working drive, I think the reason it's asking for drivers is you've no partition table on it yet, HTH.