BRYANB 15:33 12 Oct 03


  pj123 16:12 12 Oct 03

Has it been partitioned? Has it been formatted?

  minter 18:26 12 Oct 03

Usually if you have added a new hd and it does not appear in Control Panel it means that the disc has not been formatted or partitioned.

As pj123 asks - have you already formatted/partitioned the disc. If not you will need to.

If you need any further help just post with more details.

  SteevScotland 18:51 12 Oct 03

Are the jumpers on the disk set gorectly?

Cheers S

  woodchip 18:58 12 Oct 03

To add a second hard drive you do not need to partition it. But you should auto detect the drive in BIOS then when DOS recognises the drive you can right click on the drive in Windows Explorer and choose format just as you would with a floppy disc

  woodchip 19:00 12 Oct 03

PS if you are in XP then the arrangement is different in that you have to give it a drive letter before it will be seen so you can format as above

  ollie < one> 22:02 12 Oct 03


  minter 09:09 13 Oct 03

There are five main reasons why a system BIOS will not detect the presence of an ATA hard drive. They are:

Faulty hard drive.

Faulty data cable.

No Power to drive (drive is not spinning up).

Incorrect jumper settings on the drive.

Capacity of the hard drive is too large for the BIOS to support. You might need to update your BIOS.

If you have not managed to fix it - how old is your system, what OS, and how big is the HD and what make?

  BRYANB 18:31 13 Oct 03

sorted the problem,everything ok

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