Maxtor 6y160p0 Tags: Hard Drives Computer Maxtor Storage Last response: March 29, 2010 2:17 AM in Storage Share brett_48 March 28, 2010 11:25:07 AM Hello, Just installed the above as a slave,in the BOIS it is shown as a slave and is enabled,but it does not show as installed in my computer and is not intialzed,what have i not done. More about : maxtor 6y160p0 gtvr a b G Storage March 28, 2010 12:12:32 PM What operating system? Is it a completely brand new drive? You need to go to disk management and initialize/format it. Exactly how you do this depends on your OS, or you can google it. brett_48 March 28, 2010 4:53:41 PM gtvr said:What operating system? Is it a completely brand new drive? You need to go to disk management and initialize/format it. Exactly how you do this depends on your OS, or you can google it. yes it is new.in my computer it does not show as a seperate disk,so can not format it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer brett_48 March 28, 2010 5:16:10 PM Just retryed what you suggested,done a re-start and it now works ok,thank you. Henry Chinaski March 28, 2010 5:26:22 PM First you must create a partition. After that you can enter into "My Computer" and, then, you can format it. You can create the partiton using the OS installation disk (XP, VIsta, 7) or using a program like Partiton manager. gtvr a b G Storage March 29, 2010 2:17:13 AM no need to use the install disk if you already have the OS installed. Usually something like right-click my computer & then "manage" then disk management Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !