2nd hard drive

  stevediggo 12:27 09 Aug 2005

I have just purchased a nnew maxtor 200gb hard drive as a 2nd drive connected everything re booted drive is recognised on boot up but does not show in my compter but does show in device manager can anyone tell me how please

  fazza 12:45 09 Aug 2005

I had the same problem recently when I purchased a Maxtor 300gb OEM drive. You need to Download and run the 'powermax' software from the maxtor website. This will sort everything out.

click here

  Naseby 2 12:46 09 Aug 2005

Try taking the jumpers out of the new drive and install to create a dual boot system Naesby

  fazza 14:20 09 Aug 2005

Sorry - error on my first post. The software is called Maxblast. This will definitley do what you want!

click here

  Rigga 14:59 09 Aug 2005

If you can see the drive in device manager then it has installed correctly.

All you need to do is format the drive.

If you right click My Computer, and choose Manage, then under Storage, highlight Disk Management.

You should then your new drive, will all of the space unallocated. If you right click the unallocated space and choose format.

After that has finished it should appear under My Computer as a normal drive.


  field divison 15:04 09 Aug 2005

Has the Drive been formated NTFS of FAT32?
Which O/S are you running?

  dagwoood 16:33 09 Aug 2005

Here's a really good guide on installing a 2nd hard drive(assuming you're running on XP) click here

This was produced by powerless, one of our "regulars".

  stevediggo 18:02 09 Aug 2005

thanks to all who have helped me now working fine cheers again :-)

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