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FrankTank4814

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I just installed a new slave and when I started windows (XP) there was a balloon on the taskbar indicating it was found. However, I can't seem to use it.

It's not in My Computer, Windows Explorer, etc. but the device manager has it and says its working properly.

Any ideas before I open the Case back up and check the hardware connections?

Thanks in advance.
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tdizzle23

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format it with f-disk if possible
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Howdy:

You are going to have to fdisk first to set a partition and then format that partition before Windows will/can see it..

Fdisking doesn't format anything, it simply partitions and sets the active partition!!

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the fact that device manager reads it means it is connected right. try partitioning in comp management...

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Normally when you install a new hd, new hardware wizard will locate it, tell you that it is installed, then quickly flashes, but you can't use it until you restart your cp. After reboot, right click my computer, select manage, disk management, and go at it, create partitions, format the disk, yadda, yadda. You will then see the new disk in My computer.
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