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Thread: Yet another question... Computer doesnt see my hard drive




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    If i go into hardware device manager under my computer, and go to disk drives, it says my Maxtor 120Gb is functioning properly. However, under normal My Computer, under the "hard drives" section, it only shows my WD RAPTOR, which is the drive I put my OS on... the jumper is set to master, since it has its own IDE cable/channel, so that shouldnt be the problem. Anyone could think of a reason it wont work?
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    have you formatted your Maxtor in a Windows accesible file system? if not, then do so now as without that "My Computer" won't show the drive.
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    Any reason this couldn't go in the other thread you had running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    Any reason this couldn't go in the other thread you had running?
    well...uh...u see...:shrug:
    sorry:cry:
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    Quote Originally Posted by asklepios
    have you formatted your Maxtor in a Windows accesible file system? if not, then do so now as without that "My Computer" won't show the drive.
    No I have not... how may i go about doing such a thing?
    EDIT: wait a sec, do you mean i just have to create a partition on my maxtor hard drive?
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    :confused: I'm a bit confused. If your comptuer dose'nt see your hard-drive then how can you even get into windows? Or is this another comptuer you are talking about.

    example: your comp at home is having this problem and you are at a friends house posting here:shrug:

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    He has two HDDs..

    Yeah, all you gotta do is create a partition and format it. That can all be done via Disk Management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    He has two HDDs..

    Yeah, all you gotta do is create a partition and format it. That can all be done via Disk Management.
    THATS IT! I knew there was something I forgot.... wow talk about a brain cramp... :geek:
    I'm a newb. Be nice.
    3.0C P4
    WD Raptor primary drive
    Maxtor 120Gb secondary
    ASUS p4c800 deluxe mobo
    1024MB Kingston pc3200 memory
    SB Audigy 2 LS Sound Card
    Lite on cd-rw/dvd combo drive
    Thermaltake Lanfire case w/ 420w PS
    Logitech z-640 speakers
    Sapphire 9600XT
    ...just need a monitor

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    Time to defragment your brain:p

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