I have just put a new hard drive in my pc as a slave drive and i cant see it when i open My Computer. It does see it on the first post screen and in Devive manager but it is not in Disk manager. This drive is new and i know it works. I am running Win xp pro with 1mb ram and amd xp28 cpu with a gigabyte m/board. Never seen this problem before. Hope someone can help.
In order for a drive to be visible in My Computer it must be partitioned. In Windows 2000 or XP you may use the Disk Management Utility to partition the drive. Accessing Disk Management and partitioning the drive: Right-click on "My Computer". Select "Manage" In the new window, Computer Management, select "Disk Management" in the left-hand panel. Note: If you are using XP and you do not see the "My Computer" icon on the desktop you may find it under the Start Menu. Right-click "My Computer" under the Start Menu and follow the steps mentioned above. A new wizard may appear, "Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard". This wizard appears when the disk is not initialized. In order for Windows to create a partition the drive must be initialized (XP) or "Write a Signature" (2000). If the drive is not going to be setup in a RAID environment do not convert the drive to Dynamic.
After completing the "Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard" the drive needs to be partitioned. The initialized drive will display the available "Unallocated" space. To partition the drive Right-click on the "Unallocated" region and select either "New Partition or Create Partition".