I have fitted a second hard drive to my pc, the drive is being auto-detected at startup by the bios but there is no sign of it when windows has started. The pc i have fitted the drive to is running win ME/2000. It is also formatted as NTFS, I don't know if that makes any difference. Any help would be much appreciated.
Have you formatted the new disc? you need to do this in order for windows to recognize your new hard drive, if you haven't do it to NTFS.
Next You need to check jumper settings on the back of your new drive, if your new drive is a backup/slave drive on the same ide cable, then you need to set the jumper on your new hard drive to cable select.
If you have already done this, just check that the connections are not loose or half hanging out.