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Whats wrong with my hard drive?

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i am running windows xp professional on a p4 setup that has TWO hard drives installed. The first one (40gb) works fin and windows recognizes it without a problem. however windows will not recognize the second one (i think its a 300gb maxtor).

I set up the second one as a slave drive, and it is recognized by both the system bios and by windows device manager.

But in my computer the hard drive doesnt show. When i try to save files i cant find that other hard drive as a target.

My friend was saying somethign about assigning a drive letter to the secondary drive VIA command prompt, but he sorta lost me in his explanation. He's also too far away to do it for me.

I just want this hard drive to be a secondary storage device. Please let me know if you know the answer to this problem.

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Hello Kalian!

I'm assuming this is a brand new hard drive and if it is it'll need partitioning and formatting before you can use it.

Right click my computer > click manage > click disk management > right click on the second hard drive > click partition and follow wizard.
To format the drive right click over the drive/partition > click format > entering a label if you want > specify which file system you want to use and click ok twice.
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