ive just fitted a new 160gb HD drive as slave, after fitting i started comp and went to dos to autodetect it which it did, i then restarted comp, but when i look in My Computer its not there??
iv gone into computer management, >disc management but 1, when i cliked disc managment an initialize and convert dic wizard started, do i use that or close it? and 2, were it shows unknown disc1 its only shown as 128gb but its a 160gb HD?
i read something about not being able to have more than 137gb if you havnt got SP1? this cant be right surely?
The op system will not recognise the drive until it's been partitioned. The disk wizard pops up because the system recognises there is an un preped disk attached to the system. Go with the disk wizard to partition and format this new drive. If you are not happy with this method you could use a bootable floppy disk and type "fdisk" to partition the new drive.
If the BIOS is showing the drive to be only 128gb, check very carefuly the position of the links on the drive. One of these will restrict the size of the drive. Also in bios make sure the drive settings are to auto detect.