Second hard drive

  zipman 16:06 06 Apr 2004
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I have recently reformated and installed win xp home. since doing so, my second hard drive is not showing in My Computer. Although it is showing in the System Properties Hardware.

Any suggestions would be greatly received.
It worked before the reformat and install.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:11 06 Apr 2004

Have you formatted the second hdd?

Is it visible via the disk manager

right click on my computer,

choose manage

then disk management?

  Kryten 16:16 06 Apr 2004

You could try clicking Start/Control panel/adminesterative tools/ click computer management and click on the disk management. There you can check the other hard drive and tell windows to use it. It may be that windows needs to set the drive up for use.

  zipman 18:22 06 Apr 2004

I have looked in the Computer Management and the second drive is showing as disk 1. 37.2gb and is unallocated. Now what is the next step ?

  Djohn 18:33 06 Apr 2004

Right click on "Disk 1" then look to the toolbar, click on action and choose "Rescan" this will scan the drive and it will now show in my computer. This is for a drive that has info. on it that you want to keep.

If you don't want to keep the info. then choose format from the right click. j.

  powerless 18:36 06 Apr 2004

I bet hurry up djohn Djohn

  zipman 18:40 06 Apr 2004

Djohn. i have tried what you suggested but it has made no difference, and is still not showing

  powerless 18:45 06 Apr 2004

* I have looked in the Computer Management and the second drive is showing as disk 1. 37.2gb and is unallocated. Now what is the next step ? *

You'll need to format it.

  zipman 18:48 06 Apr 2004

How do i reformat it, if i am unable to get into it ?

  powerless 18:53 06 Apr 2004

Click Start, Run, Type:

diskmgmt.msc

Click OK.

Right click the black line next to "Disk1" and choose New Partition and follow the wizard.

Is this drive supposed to be full or stuff?

  zipman 19:31 06 Apr 2004

Many thanks for the help, i am now up and running on both drives.

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