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Installing a 2nd HDD


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bobbobagan

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Hi there,

Im having a problem installing my 2nd HDD.

I have installed it correctly into my pc. I have set a slave drive to it, and set my older HDD to master.

When I booted my PC it said new hardware found, but when I went into My Computer the drive hasnt appeared there. It appears in the device manager, but I can not enable it as it is blanked out (as showen in the picture below)

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I have no idea whats up?!

Can anyone help me please, a tut on how to make it work or something? Thanks in advanced

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The properties sheet you've attached appears to be for your system (boot) drive, not the drive you're having trouble with. Location 0 (0) refers to your system boot drive (or it should do) and that's why the 'Device Usage' options are not available -- that's normal for the system drive.

Your second drive (the slave drive) should show as 'Location 1 (1)' in it's properties sheet if it's connected to the same cable as the system drive, not Location 0 (0).

Check that the system drive is set to 'Master' and attached to the end connector on the IDE cable, with the second (slave) drive attached to the middle connector. You probably have them the wrong way round on the IDE cable.
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Hi there,

thats how I have the IDE cables set up.

On my other disc drive, it also says the device is working normally :S I have no idea whats wrong. Any other ideas?

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Need to format it before it shows up in My Computer.

Please see this page:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323967 (This is for Win2k but it works exactly the same in Windows XP)
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don't worry guys. Found the problem, I havent enabled it under computer management :blink: my bad :whistling:
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