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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?

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Allan
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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. If you have set the jumpers according to the guide posted right on the drive, it is correct. You can check the bios and see if the drive is detected, but you already said it shows in device manager. It has to be detected to get there. The reason it does not show up in my computer is because the drive needs to be formatted. Go to start, my computer right click manage, disk management and format the drive.
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Hi and thank you for the information. All was going well, I could see the drive in Disk Management, I initialised it but there was no option to format. Any ideas?

Thanks Allan
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right click my computer>manage>Disk management, it will show ur hard drive, but you have to format it, right click on it and click on new partition, choose primary partition and then everything is self explanatory, oh and btw u want to format it NTSF, and when you pick how much you want to partition just type in maximum, and you can keep it as free space. then check my computer and it should be there.

-Aslan

Edited by Tru Techie, 19 June 2006 - 12:04 PM.

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hi...
i've got almost the same problem. my hard disk got corrupted and the computer does not start. the hard disk is not being recognised at all. so what i did was i bought a new hard disk, put it on master and the corrupted one on slave. Now the problem is that the device manager recognised the hard disk, but it does not show on my computer. i tried the thing you mentioned but the hard disk is not listed there. can you plz plz tell me what to do?
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Erik
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You could try running the hd manufacturer's diagnostics program on the drive. There are links to most of diagnostics at http://forums.pcper....isplay.php?f=40 See the 2nd sticy post at the top of the forum.
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