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2nd internal HDD - Dev.Mgr sees it, Computer doesn't


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redbird14

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Vista 32 bit home premium w/4GB, dual core pentium. Installed a 2nd internal drive. Vista found the drivers & installed them. Device Manager shows the drive as 'working properly'. Yet under 'Computer', I see my original C: drive, my recovery (D:) drive & the dvd/cd drive (E:). Can't find the 2nd internal drive. What am I missing here??
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Did you partition and format the drive yet?
I just had the same issue with XP and once I partitioned the drive and formatted it, then it showed up in My Computer
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No...researching how to do that now. Will post how that goes as soon as I figure it all out.

My mistake was assuming Vista would assign a letter & the drive would appear and then I could format it and/or partition it. Last time I used a 2nd internal drive was win 95 and that's what happened. Instinctively, it doesn't make sense to me that you can format a drive without having an identifier for it but let me go through the help stuff & I'll see what I can find. Thanks for letting me know that formatting was possible without a drive id...never would have figured that.
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Did you partition and format the drive yet?
I just had the same issue with XP and once I partitioned the drive and formatted it, then it showed up in My Computer


Thanks for pushing me in the right direction. I was able to find the partition/format function & the drive is now completely operational. This is what happens when you do something once and then don't do it again for 10 years <g>.
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Not a problem. It happens to the best of us also. I'm glad everything worked out for you and the best part is now I get to tell you, :) I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience. Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :)
This issue now appears to be resolved.


If other members are reading this and have a similar problem please begin a New Topic and someone will assist you as soon as possible
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