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ANOTHER HARD DRIVE PROBLEM


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andrewsexton

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Hi,

I am trying to install a 2nd hard drive. Its recognising it in bios but not xp or FDISK? Is there anything I have to do? I have set the new harddrive as a slave.

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what is the first hard drive set as?
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Howdy:

In order for Windows to recognize it, it has to be formatted..

Go into Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management

Now, click on the "Disk Management" icon.., When the new screen opens on the right side, do both hdd's show there??

If so, right click on the new drive and select "format"..

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Hi,

Yep it recognizes it but only at 76g not 80g. Is that normal?

Thanks for the help.

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Yep.. Windows sees the drive as it should be seen.. Hdd manufacturers show a hard-drive in user friendly terms (1GB = 1,000,000,000) while it is actually 1,073,741,824 bytes.. Just do the math!!

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