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Thread: Another harddrive problem




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    I'm tring to add a slave drive to a windows XP machine. Problem is the drive shows up in Cmos and in the Device manager in Windows XP but its not listed under my compuer. It did this in 2 systems. All the jumpers are set correctly. What can I do to troubleshoot this?

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    it's either a partition that windows doesn't recognize, not formated, or hidden

    go to control panel/Admin. Tools/Comp. Management

    click on disk manage. and find your hdd and figure out from there why it's not showing up
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    go into Control Panel> Admin Tools > Disk Management and assign a drive letter, or uninstall the Primary IDE channel and reboot

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    it's either a partition that windows , not formated,
    My Computer shows unformatted drives, if its partitioned

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    My Computer shows unformatted drives, if its partitioned
    I've had them not show up before. But then again, the partitions were faulty as well...
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Click on that spot where it says unallocated and create a Partition/Partitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    Click on that spot where it says unallocated and create a Partition/Partitions

    OK thanks, I just figured it out as I deleted the post above you.:)

    I have never had that happen before. What cuased that drive to do that anyway?

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    If you get a new drive, you must format/partition it. If you deleted the partition etc it does that

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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    If you get a new drive, you must format/partition it. If you deleted the partition etc it does that

    It's not a new drive and I didn't think I deleted a partition, unless I did it when I formatted and reistalled Windows on the Master drive.:confused:
    Well anyway thanks again for the help. Everything is good now.:)

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