Installation of Second Hard Drive

  B33J 15:21 28 Aug 05

I have recently purchased a second hard drive for my PC and tried to install it. I went through the procedure of selecting slave on it and auto detecting it in CMOS. However I can't get it to come up in 'My Computer' even though I can find it in device manager.

Anyone out there that can help me?

  Diodorus Siculus 15:26 28 Aug 05

Are you on XP / Wk?

IF yes, right click "my computer"

choose manage

disk management

from there you can format / partition it as you wish.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:27 28 Aug 05

click here for a guide.

  dagwoood 15:28 28 Aug 05

B33J, if you're running Windows XP, here's a good guide on how to install a second hard drive click here

Alternatively, the manufacturer of your hard drive may have software that can be downloaded from their site to do this.

HTH, dagwoood.

  pj123 16:24 28 Aug 05

As Diodorus Siculus says it need to be formatted/partitioned before it can be used.

  B33J 16:15 29 Aug 05

Thanks - your advice was spot on.

  Diodorus Siculus 16:29 29 Aug 05

You're welcome! Happy computing!

  VickieVN 23:41 15 Jan 06

I also added a second hard drive. I see it mycomputer but it is classified as unknown? I don't see the option to format. I an on WIndows 2000

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