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Second hard drive not recognised by PC


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jamesthepage

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Hi All

I am new to using forums so apologies if I am not doing it quite right!

I fitted a second (Maxtor) hard drive into my PC. Although it can be seen by the Device Manager, it does not show up as a drive in my computer. The dive has a picture of the jumpers and says that no jumpers = slave so that is what I did. Shouldn’t the bios recognise the drive automatically?

Many thanks
Allan

Edited by jamesthepage, 13 June 2006 - 04:25 AM.

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Neil Jones

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Format it. Start->Control Panel->Administrative Tools-> Disk Management-> Right-click new drive->New Partition->Format (not full). When done, drive will appear in My Computer.
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