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New hardive guide or sticky..?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ggoody, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. ggoody

    ggoody Member

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    I have searched and have not found the answer I need.

    I want to add an additional harddrive to windows xp so how do I do it?

    I mean how do I get the system to reconize it. I have installed it physically...
    gg
     
  2. GrandpaBW

    GrandpaBW Active member

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    I actually use a Windows ME boot disk to do it. Once it boots to the A:\ drive, I do an fdisk and create the partitions that I want. I then get out of fdisk and boot up the computer and format the partitons (NTFS)in Windows XP.
     
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    in XP, its simple. Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management. Click on Disk Management. Right click on the new drive, and select create partition.
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    Plug it in. Partition. Format. Use :)

    You got the hard part done. Provided BIOS recognizes the drive, you just need to partition and format and ur good to go. In W2K or newer: control panel --> administrative tools--> computer management --> disk management :)

    LOL figured someone else would get that one hehe

    Now if you have partition size problems, consider updating to SP2 which should alleviate them
     
  5. ggoody

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    Fantastic. Thanks for the help it was right under my nose I should have searched a little harder....Thanks again.
     

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