Hard drive not visible in Windows

  mak2 22:29 11 Sep 2008
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I connected a new sata hard drive to my XP machine, Bios sees it but windows doesn't, when I select add hardware, it shows hard drive already installed, it also shows in device manager. How can I format it for use.

  DieSse 22:36 11 Sep 2008

Via Disk Management.

Control Panel - Admin Tools - Computer Mgmnt - Disk Mgmnt.

Assuming you can see the drive there - make a partition (as desired) on it - then format.

  mak2 22:45 11 Sep 2008

Thanks, That worked, so simple when you know how.

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