HDD not detected?

  sot 18:00 27 Jul 2010
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Hi, I've just added an old 80gig HDD to my home made Desktop PC, this is running with a 250gig HDD with XP os on it. The 80gig has Win98 on it, but I'm going to format this drive & use it just as a storage device. I had to muck about with the jumper settings, and ended up using the original setting it was on, as my PC was not detecting it. Now when I boot up the PC, is now seeing the the HDD and if I go into the BIOS, I can see it there, but when I'm in windows itself, it is not in my computer? Any help would be great.
Regards,
S

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:42 27 Jul 2010

Have a look to see if you can see it in diskmanagement.

right click My computer - manage- storage -diskmanagement.

if you can see right it to select format.

  sot 19:24 27 Jul 2010

Sorry, but it's only seeing my original HDD & CD ROM drive.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:33 27 Jul 2010

Assuming all drives are IDE

Put both HDDs on same cable original set as master at end connection 80g as slave in middle connection

Put CD Rom drive as master on second cable at end connection and retry.

  sot 20:05 27 Jul 2010

Cheers mate, the jumper was on cable select, I also discovered that the ribbon cable was not connected the the Rom drive, don't know if that was also part of the problem. Anyway I'm formating as I type, thanks again.

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