OCing one chip at a time
- May 11, 2009
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Hi Mughal. The hard drive does not require drivers to function, none should be needed whatsoever. The chipset drivers are a different matter entirely, did you mean those?
I am glad you were able to sort the problem. If a drive is not listed in disk management then it is often a failed drive, I am sorry that was the case for you and ya had to replace your drive.I installed in another computer and it was not even seen in the disk management. It was a dead drive, the issue had nothing to do with Windows. I actually tried it in several different computers, laptops and desktops. I tried USB bridge adapters and could see the drive as mass storage but it would not write any data. In diskpart I could focus on the disk/volume and even create partitions but as soon as I left diskpart and tried to install, nothing. Same message. I got a new drive and everything happened correctly.
If the laptop is only 3 months old then it should still be under warranty. Dell's support should be able to help you, and worst case if the drive is defective then they will send you a replacement at no cost as long as the laptop is under a valid warranty.I aint gona buy a new hard .......its the third month of my new laptop ......