Second hard disc

  ginger103 19:23 30 Oct 2006

OP SYSTEM XP HOME THE COMPUTER IS A DESK TOP OWN BUILD I have just installed a maxtor 80gb second local hard disc to replace my previous 40gb hard disc. All seemed to go well until I tried to locate it on my computer.
It is in systems as ok no problems it is in Cios it is shown on my belarc program as ok but it is not shown anywhere on my computer so i cannot click on it to use it.I am completely mystified can anyone tell what has gone wrong and how can Ifix it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:28 30 Oct 2006

Right click My Computer - Manage - disk management -
select the drive if you can see it there - initilsie and format.
It will then show up in My computer as normal.

  jimv7 19:29 30 Oct 2006

Control panel/administrive tools/disk management and format the drive.

  ginger103 20:32 30 Oct 2006

Thank you for the replies.
My device manager shows the 2 hard drives .The only actions they seem to be able to do are UPDATE/DISABLE/UNINSTALL but i cannot see how i could format it from the device manager

  Ive 20:45 30 Oct 2006

If you set the second disc as slave on the jumper setting you will then see that you can format it and use it for storage etc.

  ginger103 20:52 30 Oct 2006

thanks Ive.
The disc is set slave but it will not show for format

  Iron Maiden 20:55 30 Oct 2006

you want disk management. not device manager as per Fruit Bat & jimv7's post

  ginger103 22:42 30 Oct 2006

oops my mistake it is fine now
thank you all
ginger 103

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