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    New secondary IDE hard drive

    Hello hexus!

    I'm currently using Vista Home on a SATA hard drive and have just bought a 320 GB Seagate IDE hard-drive and want to set it up partly for extra storage and partly to create a partition for XP.

    I've installed the HDD as the primary master IDE as I don't have any other IDE devices, I just have just SATA HDD and DVD drives. The new HDD appears in the BIOS and I have set it all to auto, and have tried setting the interface specifically to LBA as the Seagate website says, but when I load Vista up it doesn't appear in the Computer folder.

    Can anyone tell me why?

    Cheers.

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    Re: New secondary IDE hard drive

    Check in Disk Management, you need to partition and format the disk.

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    Re: New secondary IDE hard drive

    If it's new you also need to activate it, you can do this in Disk Management found in the control panel and then administrative tools.

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    Re: New secondary IDE hard drive

    Haha, just figured that out after I posted this...

    Thanks for the replies, though!

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