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2nd Hard Drive Not showing in WinXP

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by nallalfc, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. nallalfc

    nallalfc Guest

    I have just done a clean install of Winxp on a 120GB HDD set as master and a 80GB set as slave.

    When I go in the Bios it shows both drives set correctly.
    In Windows it only shows the 120GB master. If I look under device manager it shows both drives.

    Any help where I may have gone wrong?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Is the 80GB Drive new? If so, is it formatted?
     
  3. nasayin

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    Right click on My Computer and go to Computer Management. Format your 2nd hard drive
     
  4. nallalfc

    nallalfc Guest

    Thanks for that.
    Thought I was missing something obvious.
    All sorted now.
     
  5. foxrider

    foxrider Guest

    i just go to run: then type format x(you hdd letter) i think its a little faster but..........
     
  6. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    it'll only work if the drive is active. Sometimes they're not, in which case you need to go to the disk management console to do that.
     
  7. foxrider

    foxrider Guest

    hmmm awesome-o
     
  8. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    Besides, the drive also needs a letter. If it's never been formatted, it won't have one.
     
  9. foxrider

    foxrider Guest

    ahh i see, i took an 80 out on my old pc so i formatted it AFTER lol
     

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