Problem adding a hard disk for Pavilion Elite HPE - 380 t


I am trying to replace my existing drive with a new WD 1 TB hard drive. So I intend to install the new WD drive as the 2nd drive, and then run the utility WD Acronis to clone the original to the new drive.

However, when I install the new disk, the BIOS recognizes it, but I think it appears in Windows 7 such as D drive, but it does not work. When I run Acronis, he says that it doesn't detect any WD drive.

I went into the BIOS and ran the test drive / self-test and it passed.

I noticed that the SATA1 controller is enabled. He didn't check before installing the drive.

The controller SATA1 mode is RAID. Not sure that it was previously.

Oh, and I plugged the new drive SATA cable into the connector of the motherboard directly next to the SATA connector as my original drive.

Everyone through this? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,



You are right. It was the answer, sort of. When I started Windows 7, I went in the new disk drives and active management. I let the system assign drive letters. I then rebooted.

Then when I came back to Windows, I was able to run the original utility WD Acronis True Image to clone my source drive to the new drive. When finished, stop the system, removed my original drive and the new drive my only drive.

Everything works beautifully. I managed to replace my hard drive.

Thanks for the tip.


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