Ive just installed a small Hard Drive, the bios picks it up as a Quantem something, which is fine, and Windows seems to have picked it up as if i goto device manager, disk drives, its there waswell as my main hard drive.
However, heres the problem, when i goto my computer, theres noting there, you know, you should get like a little icon, as my main hard drive has one, aswell as my cd drive and cd re writer, but my new hardd rive just isnt there, i cant install anything onto it or anything.
If you are using XP then right click on the "My Computer Icon, choose "Manage" then from the window that comes up, click on "Disk management". You will see your new hard drive in the right hand window.
Click on it and choose format. Follow the wizard and your disk will then appear in, "My Computer". while you are in disk management, you can change your drive letters round to suit. Regards. j.
You do not need to fdisk if you can see the drive in windows just right click the drive and choose format as a floppy. Otherwise go into BIOS and auto detect the drive also look for LBA for Hard Drives and make sure it's enabled
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