second hard disc not accessible

  ss6c 13:38 14 Aug 2006

Have installed a second hard disc on Windows WXp sp2. When computer started up pop up said new hardware detected. However does not appear in MY Computer or windows explorer. Belarc advisor says that it is on there as a drive but only mentions the existing C drive in local volumes. Any ideas?

  johndrew 13:43 14 Aug 2006

Is it SATA or PATA standard? If the latter have you set the jumpers correctly?

  xania 13:43 14 Aug 2006

Is this new drive IDE or SATA? If the former, have you set it up as a slave and set up the original as master with slave present? When you firts boot-up, does the BIOS screen show the hard disk as present?

  Terry Brown 14:39 14 Aug 2006

Is the hard drive formatted ?, go to help,enter 'disk' in the box and look for 'disk management' (Normally the bottom item). This will give you a list of all drives on your system.
You may need to partition and format it yourself, just follow the guidelines.

  ss6c 15:02 14 Aug 2006

Thanks for you helps, have done it now.

Cheers Geoff.

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