Used slave HDD not in XP "my computer"

I've just installed a previously used 1tb WD HD that was wiped on another guy's system. It's showing in the bios and also in Computer Management > Disk Management, however without a designated letter and also not showing in My Computer. When I try right clicking I can only select "Help"...which is why I am here...please help :)
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  1. I can do it but I can't tell you how to do it. but you do realize that XP will only recognize about 137gb of it right?
  2. what does it say in disk management? You might need to format it
  3. @swifty_morgan hmm...ok...I guess...do you mean you can't explain it? I doubt it's a state secret. Or is it? Is that why i'm having trouble? The government's involved? :D

    Yeah, I just want to transfer my files over to the 1tb drive before I upgrade my master drive.

    @te100 it says the following:

    Volume: (blank)
    Layout: Partition
    Type: Basic
    File: (blank)
    Status: Healthy (active)
    Capacity: 931.51gb
    Free Space: 931.51gb
    %Free: 100%
    Fault Tolerance: No
    Overhead: 0%

    Disk 1, Basic, 931.51gb, Online
  4. swifty_morgan said:
    I can do it but I can't tell you how to do it. but you do realize that XP will only recognize about 137gb of it right?


    You do realize that the was privious to SP1, right? :lol:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013

    aerochris, try: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
  5. the12pac said:
    You do realize that the was privious to SP1, right? :lol:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013

    aerochris, try: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000


    Thanks, but all of the support ideas suggest right clicking and then selecting a b or c etc... All I get when I right click on the drive, the status or whatever is only the "Help" option. Everything else is greyed out.
  6. what I said is I can do it but can't explain how to do it. it's just one of those things you do once in a while that you do without kinda realizing you're doing it. ,

    but you have to give the drive a letter"........ wait 1....... w7 isn't easy as xp for me..............

    control panel/admin tools/computer management/disc management.

    see if your drive is there. you may have to give it a letter.... and do some other BS. can't remember without actually doing it.
  7. I would love to give it a name but when I right-click the drive the "Change Drive Letter and Paths..." option is greyed out, as is everything else except the "Help" option.

    Any other suggestions welcome!
  8. what happens if you put a jumper on the HD to make it run at sata 150?
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