Window XP does not recognise new HDD

  Johnnn 17:46 19 Jul 2005

Just done diagnostics tests on PC and decided to install a new 250gig HDD. Problem is that bios recognise the drive and XP dosen't. On older versions of windows ude to be able to go to dos and fdisk and reset a partiton for recognition. Never done this with XP and would appreciate some advice. Thanks for your help

  rawprawn 17:51 19 Jul 2005

Have you looked in Admin Tools/ Computer Management/ Disc Management/ if you see it there Format it.

  andrew-196854 17:54 19 Jul 2005

is this a a second drive or the main one?

  Mikè 18:07 19 Jul 2005

Have you instaled sp2 ?

  Johnnn 18:41 19 Jul 2005

Thx rawprawn. It's easy once one's pointed in the right direction.
Thx dibblydufuss and Mikè. Sorry didn't supply enough info but I did think there would a simple solution.

  Underdogs 18:44 19 Jul 2005

Have you set the pin configeration on the back of the HDD. Depending on the cable position you have used depends wether you set the HDD as Master, Slave or Slave with Master present or Cable select. Most HDD makers supply a free download program from there web site to help you install the unit. Hope this helps...

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