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Hard Drive Recognition Problem.

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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 7:49:04 PM

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I had an old hard drive from my previous Win 98 machine so I wiped it and put it in my Win XP Pro machine. I can see it in device manager but I can't format it or store any Info on it cause I can only look at the drive properties. How do I fix this so I can see it in My Computer. Thanks for your help.

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Anonymous
July 14, 2004 8:01:01 PM

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Sorry about double posting
Anonymous
July 15, 2004 2:44:28 AM

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Right click on My Computer, select Manage. On the next screen, select Disk
Management. The drive should appear on the right hand side of the screen.
Assign it a drive letter.
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Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
www.coribright.com

"Brett" <Brett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2DAAABCF-A02A-482F-8BCC-6BC381866D2C@microsoft.com...
>I had an old hard drive from my previous Win 98 machine so I wiped it and
>put it in my Win XP Pro machine. I can see it in device manager but I can't
>format it or store any Info on it cause I can only look at the drive
>properties. How do I fix this so I can see it in My Computer. Thanks for
>your help.
Anonymous
July 31, 2004 3:11:02 PM

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So Cari, What if you can see the drive and it say it is active but the box to add the drive letter is not enabled.

"Cari (MS MVP)" wrote:

> Right click on My Computer, select Manage. On the next screen, select Disk
> Management. The drive should appear on the right hand side of the screen.
> Assign it a drive letter.
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP Windows Client - Printing, Imaging & Hardware)
> www.coribright.com
>
> "Brett" <Brett@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2DAAABCF-A02A-482F-8BCC-6BC381866D2C@microsoft.com...
> >I had an old hard drive from my previous Win 98 machine so I wiped it and
> >put it in my Win XP Pro machine. I can see it in device manager but I can't
> >format it or store any Info on it cause I can only look at the drive
> >properties. How do I fix this so I can see it in My Computer. Thanks for
> >your help.
>
>
>
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