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April 16, 2005 1:45:02 AM

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Hi,
I have just installed a 160g Western Digital as a secondary drive and set it
to slave, but XP pro won't recognise it. It shows up in the bios but not in
XP. Any ideas on what is wrong.

I have also change the disk for a new one thinking it was faulty. Same problem

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April 16, 2005 3:00:01 AM

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Format the drive NTFS

"Gazza" wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just installed a 160g Western Digital as a secondary drive and set it
> to slave, but XP pro won't recognise it. It shows up in the bios but not in
> XP. Any ideas on what is wrong.
>
> I have also change the disk for a new one thinking it was faulty. Same problem
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 3:51:10 AM

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Gazza wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just installed a 160g Western Digital as a secondary drive and
> set it to slave, but XP pro won't recognise it. It shows up in the
> bios but not in XP. Any ideas on what is wrong.
>
> I have also change the disk for a new one thinking it was faulty.
> Same problem

BIOS recognizes entire drive?
Disk Management doesn't see anything when you try to initialize? Or have
you done that?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000

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April 16, 2005 3:51:11 AM

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"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Gazza wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have just installed a 160g Western Digital as a secondary drive and
> > set it to slave, but XP pro won't recognise it. It shows up in the
> > bios but not in XP. Any ideas on what is wrong.
> >
> > I have also change the disk for a new one thinking it was faulty.
> > Same problem
>
> BIOS recognizes entire drive?
> Disk Management doesn't see anything when you try to initialize? Or have
> you done that?
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
>
> --
> <- Shenan ->
> --
> The information is provided "as is", it is suggested you research for
> yourself before you take any advice - you are the one ultimately
> responsible for your actions/problems/solutions. Know what you are
> getting into before you jump in with both feet.
>
> I have tried disk management, it also see the drive but will not initialize it when I go to my computer there is only C drive.
>
Anonymous
April 16, 2005 12:35:44 PM

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Hi,

Click start/run and type diskmgmt.msc, then click ok. Right click the new
drive and select the option to create a partition. Until you partition the
drive, it will not show in Windows Explorer. After partitioning, you must
still format it before you can write data to it.

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"Gazza" <Gazza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BB2A80C0-E349-490A-B994-D201D340F114@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have just installed a 160g Western Digital as a secondary drive and set
> it
> to slave, but XP pro won't recognise it. It shows up in the bios but not
> in
> XP. Any ideas on what is wrong.
>
> I have also change the disk for a new one thinking it was faulty. Same
> problem
>
Anonymous
April 17, 2005 1:28:50 PM

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"Gazza" <Gazza@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BB2A80C0-E349-490A-B994-D201D340F114@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have just installed a 160g Western Digital as a secondary drive and set
> it
> to slave, but XP pro won't recognise it. It shows up in the bios but not
> in
> XP. Any ideas on what is wrong.
>
> I have also change the disk for a new one thinking it was faulty. Same
> problem

Shows up in BIOS? This is a good thing. Means it is recognized. Now create a
partition and format it and the OS will recognize it.
Make sure you set the master as a master when you make the slave a slave. As
opposed to CS which is cable select.
!