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I just installed new hard drive, made it the slave to old master, to use for additional storage. Drive installed fine, works great, shows up in Device Manager, etc. But it will not appear in Windows explorer or My Computer. It seems like there should be an easy fix for this, but I haven't been able to find it. Any ideas? Anyone?
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Go to control panel/performance and maintance/administrative tools and double click computer management, then go to storage/disk management and format the drive. You should then see the drivwe in windows.

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Format it.

Control Panel -> Adminstrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management.

Right-click on the other drive, make a new partition, follow the wizard, format NTFS, don't do a quick format, click OK. When done, the drive will show up in My Computer.
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Been there, done that. Still nada! Does it matter that the master drive is FAT32 and the slave NTFS?
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Ok, I've formatted the drive twice now in Disk management, it still won't show up in windows explorer or My Computer.

Could you give me a little more detail, Neil Jones, on how you make a new partition by right-clicking the other drive? I can't find that option, and I haven't seen any sign of a wizard to help me through the format.
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