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Please help slave hard drive trouble

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by fmspank, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. fmspank

    fmspank Member

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    Yes I just installed a slave drive in my pc and it shows in bios and when I booted windows it installed it. So I go to device manager it is there but windows didn't apply a letter to it (example D:) what do I do next do I need to format it if so what is the easiest way?


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  2. 3lement

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    If windows didnt assign a drive to it then it means that its not reading it. Because one of my drives wouldnt work. Try to install it (some hds come with a cd) if you dont have one then see if the hds compatible with your computer. if its an xbox hd then its not gonna read it.
     
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    there is no disk came with the drive but windows does see it if it go to device manager it is there and it says that device is working properly?
     
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    hmm i dunno if it says its working properly it should be working. what version of windows are you using?
     
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    XP Home
     
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    hmm thats weird xp home should be compatible with it. maybe your computer doesnt accept a hd that big. like some computers accept only up to a certain size.
     
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    1.Boot into Windows XP.
    2.Open Computer Management and select Disk Management.
    3.Initialize the drive.
    4.Partition the drive.
    5.Format the drive.
    6.Assign the drive letter.
    7.Initiate changes.
     

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