Hi everyone, I just connected my new 120GB hard drive and everything worked ok. The system detected it. The problem now is when I opened the My Computer to explore the folders and drives, I couldn't find the new 120GB. I'm wondering what could have happened. PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP
It would be help full if you can tell us if this is the only drive or a slave drive. Also what operating system you are using.
From your post I would guess a slave on X\P, if so.
Go to start and right click my computer. Pick manage and then disk management. Your new drive should then be in the right hand pane. Make sure you pick the right one and right click it. You will then get at the commands you want. eg format, partition etc.
If it is not a slave on X\P then disregard the above.
Are you running win 98 \ ME. Can you see the drive in my computer?
If yes then right click the drive and pick format. It will warn you that this is a removable disk, just go ahead. You will then be promted to scandisk it, do it. You should then have a workable slave drive.
Exceptions are for X\P above or that the bios will not recognize such a large drive. BUT as you stated above as the system detected it.