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August 13, 2004 3:11:14 PM

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I installed a second hard drive and the system does not
recognize it.

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August 13, 2004 7:02:18 PM

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Susan wrote:

> I installed a second hard drive and the system does not
> recognize it.

If you haven't already done so, format the second drive - be careful not
to format the wrong drive!

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Anonymous
August 13, 2004 7:02:19 PM

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To do this safely, try this:

Right click on My Computer, click Manage, click Disk Managemt. Now
right click on the new disk, make a partition if you haven't already,
then format it, and assign it a drive letter if Windows doesn't do this
for you ;) 

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Nathan McNulty


null wrote:
> Susan wrote:
>
>> I installed a second hard drive and the system does not recognize it.
>
>
> If you haven't already done so, format the second drive - be careful not
> to format the wrong drive!
>
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August 13, 2004 10:23:06 PM

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Having physically installed the drive, when you booted up to Windows, did you
get a dialogue 'found new hardware', and subsequently a dialogue 'your
hardware is ready for use'?

If you didn't then the hard drive was not installed properly. For guidance
and pictures on how you should install your drive properly.

http://compreviews.about.com/library/weekly/aa-diy-seco...

Finish the above process and then power on the PC and go into BIOS to ensure
that the IDE Autodetection phase finds the new device.

Once done, it will put you in a position where the drive is viewable in
Computer Management. Boot up to Windows.

Clcik START>RUN
Type in 'compmgmt.msc'
Press 'OK'

Now Left Click on 'Disk Management'

If you see the new Hard drive, then you can left click and partition /
format etc.




"Susan" wrote:

> I installed a second hard drive and the system does not
> recognize it.
>
August 14, 2004 1:02:10 AM

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Does your bios see the hard drive, if not then XP never will.

"Susan" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I installed a second hard drive and the system does not
recognize it.
!