New Hard Drive

  Yo Ho 05:28 13 Apr 2004

Hi. I have just bought and installed a new 200gb hard drive. It shows up in this program, and in device manager, but when I double click on My Computer, it is not showing. How can I sort this please?

Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 5.00.3700.1000
Computer Name
User Name
Logon Domain

CPU Type AMD Athlon, 908 MHz (4.5 x 202)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7IXE (2 ISA, 5 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset AMD-750 Irongate
System Memory 384 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (02/29/00)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter 3dfx Interactive, Inc. Voodoo3 (16 MB)
3D Accelerator 3Dfx Voodoo3
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (122727078)

Audio Adapter Creative SB PCI128 (Ensoniq ES1371) Sound Card

Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive IC35L120AVVA07-0 (123 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive Maxtor 33073U4 (30 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/66)
Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y200P0 (200 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive RICOH DVD+RW MP5120 (DVD+RW:2.4x/8x, CD:12x/10x/32x DVD+RW/CD-RW)
Optical Drive SONY CD-RW CRX175A USB Device (24x/10x/24x CD-RW)

C: (FAT32) 17774 MB (15486 MB free)
D: (FAT32) 29989 MB (29945 MB free)
E: (FAT32) 29989 MB (29272 MB free)
F: (FAT32) 39995 MB (39982 MB free)
H: (FAT32) 4298 MB (3896 MB free)
I: (FAT32) 12483 MB (7890 MB free)
J: (FAT32) 12491 MB (10759 MB free)

Keyboard PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Primary IP Address
Primary MAC Address 00-00-00-00-00-00
Network Adapter WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface (
Modem Pace 56 Voice Modem PnP

Printer Fax
USB Device Generic USB Hub
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device

  €dstowe 05:47 13 Apr 2004

Have you formatted the drive?

  Yo Ho 05:55 13 Apr 2004

I'm nearly sure my mate did yesterday, but just in case, can you tell me how to do it, and I will try.

  €dstowe 06:10 13 Apr 2004

I'm no expert in this but, assuming you are using WXP (likely with such a large drive):

In Disk Management (right click My computer) right click on the new drive and check format. You will then be presented with the formatting/partitioning options.

Wait until someone more expert comes in to confirm the above as I don't do this very often.


  Yo Ho 06:28 13 Apr 2004

Thanks for that €d
I'm actually running Win2000, but will have a look anyway, and hang on for further advice.

  Yo Ho 06:37 13 Apr 2004

I have found it in disk management, showing as 128gb unallocated?

  accord 07:08 13 Apr 2004

Did you get a floppy disc with the drive ? this will contain the formating software, alternatively go to the HD manufacturers website and download the formating utility from there.

  Yo Ho 07:16 13 Apr 2004

No disc or floppy, but will check out their website. Been wondering if my system can cope with such a large hard drive, that's why I included the whole system setup?

  Yo Ho 07:17 13 Apr 2004

A mate has just suggested that I might need an IDE Controller Card. Does this make any sense to anyone?

  Quiller. 07:24 13 Apr 2004

Do the same as X\P, they both basically the same.

Right click my computer and pick manage. Now scroll down to disk management, look for the new drive in the right hand window. Right click on an empty space on the new drive and you should have the option to partition and format.

  Quiller. 07:30 13 Apr 2004

Sorry missed the one about you found it in disk management but only 128gig.

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