new second hard drive problems

  lewis187 18:04 27 Nov 2004

i have just finished attaching my second hard drive (160gb) in my pc and then turned on the pc and it told me "found new hardware ; disk drive" though i cannot see it as a second hard drive in "My Computer" or anywhere and would like some help in this matter ! thanks, lewis

  Diodorus Siculus 18:08 27 Nov 2004

What OS?

If XP / 2k, right click on my computer and choose manage and then disk management; from there you should see it and be able to format / partition it as you want.

  BLH 18:11 27 Nov 2004

is it a Ide drive if so did you set it to slave via the jumpers, hope this helps.

  lewis187 18:16 27 Nov 2004

i can see it under disk management but is at the bottom saying "disk 1, unknown, not initialized" and is unallocated... any more help please?! thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 18:17 27 Nov 2004

Can you right click on it and choose for format it?

  Diodorus Siculus 18:17 27 Nov 2004

Can you right click on it and choose to format it?

  lewis187 18:18 27 Nov 2004

no it just says initialize

  lewis187 18:18 27 Nov 2004

and partition

  Danoh 18:19 27 Nov 2004

It needs to be formatted into partition(s)/drive(s) before it can be used. You can do that directly via the Windows GUI interface provided by Disk Management(local).

  Diodorus Siculus 18:20 27 Nov 2004
  lewis187 18:21 27 Nov 2004

i am at the part saying:
format with following settings:
file system: ntfs
allocation unit size: 512, 1024, etc
volume label: new volume

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