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    2nd hard drive problem

    Just bought a 80 gig deskstar to replace th exisiting 2 and 3 gig drives in my parents PC. The second drive has always been in a caddy and I have swapped various drives in and out and all show up in windows explorer as a drive.

    This new drive doesn't but does show up in device manager and in bios so the sys does recognise it.

    What am I doing wrong? I have checked the jumpers and the drive is set as slave. I need to see it so I can format the drive then copy windows across.

    Any ideas?
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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    It sounds like you need to format the drive ....

    What o/s are u using? if its 2k or XP, right click my computer -> Manage -> disk management
    This will allow you to create partitions and format the new drive.

    Alternately you can use a dos (persoanlly I use a modified win98) boot floppy (containing fdisk and format), slightly more involved but still quite easy, the files can be downloaded from bootdisk.com
    Last edited by skattrd; 28-03-2004 at 12:01 PM.

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    • starbuck's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5K Deluxe Wi-Fi
      • CPU:
      • E6600
      • Memory:
      • 4gb
      • Storage:
      • 2x500gb Samsung spinpoint in raid 0, 320gb diamondmax SATA
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GT240
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 850watt
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ05
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • 20" Dell(rebadged sony) trinitron CRT
      • Internet:
      • 20mb cable internet connection
    Thanks, worked a treat.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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