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installing a 3rd hard drive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by dexterdtt, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. dexterdtt

    dexterdtt Member

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    will basically. i bought a new 300 gb hard drive.
    and i wanted to make it a slave drive on my secondary ide.

    i have 2 hard drives on my primary ide
    and a cd burner on my secondary ide.

    i moved the cd burner down to secondary slave
    and trying to put the 3rd drive on secondary master.

    what am i doing wrong?
    i cant get it to detect the hard drive at all.
    i should... its a maxtor.

    or is the problem i cant?

    any ideas?

     
  2. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    you probably just have to initialize it in windows. go control panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management. Click on Disk Management. click on the new drive, select initialize, then format.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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