evening all ive just fitted a second hard (never done it before) i started up and went into cmos settings and set them to auto and all was well i was very pleased with myself,then i went into computer managment to format the new hard drive and i can see it there but not sure what to do next please help.im running xp pro thanks in advance
Oh right, you haven't created any partitions on it yet... click on the unallocated space, then right click and select create partition. Choose to use the whole space or a smaller size to have more than one partition. Then format as said before.
you do not say what type of HDD. use the HDD installation floppy specific to the type of HDD. Normally XP Pro will automatically recognise the HDD then ask if you want it partitioned & formatted. It also automatically puts in the basic XP programs. Xp pro does not like a mix of HDD (sdr does not go with ddr) nor does it like two types of HDD eg maxtor with western digital. identify what you have put in. I am afraid it is square 1 & you have to go back to basics. identify partition format & you may still find that you have a 2nd DOS partition created by XP pro to deal with