Reconising hard drive

  Peter Lanky 10:20 13 Jun 09

About a year ago I installed a new hard drive in my PC. Though the device could be seen in device manager, it did not show up in My Computer. I contacted my supplier who explained how to do this by going through a few menus in Control Panel and doing something to initiate the drive. Unfortunately I've forgotten. I now want to reinstall windows and replace one of the hard drives with a new one. If the same happens again, I want to know what the process is to initiate the drive. Any offers?

  dan11 10:24 13 Jun 09

Right click my computer > manage > disk management and right click the drive.

  Peter Lanky 10:41 13 Jun 09


  woodchip 11:54 13 Jun 09

As above you need to the choose create a Active Partition, then format it in Windows by right click the drive

  Peter Lanky 12:02 13 Jun 09


  woodchip 13:36 13 Jun 09

good, please tick the box on the right of this window

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