I have installed a new 160 gb hard drive as a second hard drive but cannot access it.On device manager it shows that it is installed and has no problems. But i cannot find it in my computer .I am running Win Xp and my motherboard does support this size hard drive. Can anyone help please? Mike
I would disconnect your other drive first, then use a boot up disk and boot to an 'a' prompt at the 'a' prompt type FDISK select large disk support then from the options you are presented with choose '1' this will set up a primary partition make sure the partition is active.
Reboot your computer again to the 'a' prompt and type format c if c is the letter of your hdd.The drive will now begin to be formatted once finished it should be ready for using.