HDD problem

hi

just got a new computer from komplette, turned it on and every started ok

went into my computer to find the hard drives, there should be a wd raptor 150gb, ad a wd cavier 320gb and only one is showing up as present at a volume of 138gb,

checked in the case and there are physically two hard drives, computer also came with open packaging for both drives

the devices manager also shows both drives as present

ANY ideas how to make the second drives function and appear in my computer ?

thanks
Oakley
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  1. What does the Disk Management MMC say?
  2. whats the disk management MMC ?
  3. Right click My computer and select manage, under the storage snapin you'll see a snap-in that says Disk Management. Drive information is located there, what does it look like?
  4. it brown and it says it formatting the secong drive ? sound right
  5. its appeared , with a name and the disk management says it currently formatting, also says the drive is dynamic and the layout is simple ?

    is this ok ?
  6. Did you initiate a format? I don't know how your PC came configured, but some manufacturers are using hidden partitions to initiate a 'factory restore'. But since it sounds like your OS is on the 150GB Raptor, I don't think that is the case. Be sure that you have all service pack updates installed, then go back into Dsk MGT and reformat and initialize the drive.
  7. i definately started the format, must have also initated the hd, the os is on the raptor
  8. So when the format finishes you should see and entire drive, if not you may see unused raw partition space. I would put the disk to basic and reformat once your done.
  9. its taking a while to format, when its finished will change the setting to basic and reformat, that should close out the issue ?

    different question , is the raptor a loud drive when it running ok ?
  10. Personally, I don't know how loud raptors are, I run one in my system, But I also run 5 u320 SCSI drives. My system tones out my TV when I encode. lol

    While it may not clear up the issue it may zero out some other possibilities so you can go in another direction of support.
  11. it seam to have fixed what my inital problem was, Thank you :)

    how do i alter the setting from dynamic to basic, i have the disc management open,
    but cant find the setting
  12. you can't easily. I was finishing the thread so I could shout at you to undo the dynamic setting. unless you are in a server environment all it will do is make life miserable. Just go back into DM and kill the dynamic partition and reformat. you'll be glad you did.
  13. dont seam to be able to find the setting to alter a non-partition disk in simple layout with dynamic type , to simple non-partationed type with basic layout

    is there a specific comand ?

    whats so wrong with dynamic type ?
  14. Quote:
    dont seam to be able to find the setting to alter a non-partition disk in simple layout with dynamic type , to simple non-partationed type with basic layout

    is there a specific comand ?

    whats so wrong with dynamic type ?


    I had this MS TECH LINK bookmarked from back in the day, simple(easier than me typing it out)

    FYI, if you ever had a disk that was dynamic with data on it that you wanted to move to a new system (XP has a hard time with this). There is this walk through that helped me a few times
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