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installing a second hard drive help!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sammo_101, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. sammo_101

    sammo_101 Guest

    Hi, i have just bought a new hard drive to fit to my other one as the slave drive. what i wonder is before i install it is there anything i have to do like in the bios or anything?
    all help appreciated!
    THANKS
     
  2. nasayin

    nasayin Regular member

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    Nope, just make sure your new hard drive is set to slave
     
  3. steimy

    steimy Active member

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    yes, making sure to set the jumper in the slave position is what most people might forget. Other than that there is nothing to do but put it in then run the software it should have come with to format it so it assigns a drive letter in your PC
     
  4. sammo_101

    sammo_101 Guest

    i bought the hard drive from but it didnt come with a disk or software of any kind. do i need to format it? thanks for help so far, sam
     
  5. Blackjax

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    Go to the Maxtor site for any utility software. But your OS should see it. Example: Install as slave on ide. Xp sees it on boot up. Go to my computer and right click on the drive letter assigned and you should be able to format it then use it!
     

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