To configure your drive, enter the BIOS turning on your computer after the installation and hit DEL, ESC or another combination to enter your BIOS. (See your computer’s or motherboard’s documentation)
After entering the BIOS, let the BIOS detect the drive. If you are replacing a hard drive because of a failure, set the boot sequence to CD/DVD. Put your operating system in the CD/DVD drive and reboot to start the installation.
If you are adding the drive as extra storage, reboot the computer and enter windows. After doing so, right click on My Computer and go to Manager. Click on Disk Management. Right Click on the new drive and partition the drive. After partitioning the drive, right click and format the drive. The drive is now ready for files.
If you are replacing the drive and need to clone your old drive, use the hard drive manufacturers disk (CD) and boot to the CD and follow the onscreen instructions. The program will find and initialize the drive, copy files and have you pull the old drive and move the cable of the new drive to the old drives position. (IDE drives may need to have the jumper moved after the program copies files)
Follow all instructions from the manufacturer and always shut your computer down when installing cables or moving jumper pins.