new second hard drive problems

  lewis187 18:04 27 Nov 2004

i have just finished attaching my second hard drive (160gb) in my pc and then turned on the pc and it told me "found new hardware ; disk drive" though i cannot see it as a second hard drive in "My Computer" or anywhere and would like some help in this matter ! thanks, lewis

  Diodorus Siculus 18:08 27 Nov 2004

What OS?

If XP / 2k, right click on my computer and choose manage and then disk management; from there you should see it and be able to format / partition it as you want.

  BLH 18:11 27 Nov 2004

is it a Ide drive if so did you set it to slave via the jumpers, hope this helps.

  lewis187 18:16 27 Nov 2004

i can see it under disk management but is at the bottom saying "disk 1, unknown, not initialized" and is unallocated... any more help please?! thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 18:17 27 Nov 2004

Can you right click on it and choose for format it?

  Diodorus Siculus 18:17 27 Nov 2004

Can you right click on it and choose to format it?

  lewis187 18:18 27 Nov 2004

no it just says initialize

  lewis187 18:18 27 Nov 2004

and partition

  Danoh 18:19 27 Nov 2004

It needs to be formatted into partition(s)/drive(s) before it can be used. You can do that directly via the Windows GUI interface provided by Disk Management(local).

  Diodorus Siculus 18:20 27 Nov 2004
  lewis187 18:21 27 Nov 2004

i am at the part saying:
format with following settings:
file system: ntfs
allocation unit size: 512, 1024, etc
volume label: new volume

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Inside the iMac Pro - Apple's most powerful Mac yet

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Football : comment regarder la Ligue 1 en direct ?