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Thread: How do I let my puter know I added a hard drive?




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    I just installed my second harr drive and it doesn't show up in "My Computer" does anyone know how I can add it?

    THINGS I TRIED:
    -Updating the BIOS
    -Making sure the "Jumper" things are set right

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    Device Manager, The computer knows it's there

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    MY Computer, Only the old hard drive shows

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    Lets see:
    Rigth click My Computer
    Select Manage
    Under Storage select Disk management
    There you have to make the HDD Active.
    LMK if it dont work, but it should
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    did you fdisk/format that drive? if you didn't then do it, as windows explorer can not see raw drives or partitions that have unknown file systems.
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    Windows wont show the drive under My Computer unless you partition and format it first.

    You can do this by going to Control Panel -> Admin Tools -> Comp. Management

    *apparently Windows can't properly read a HDD partitioned and formated for Linux...that 2nd HDD is NOT 300 GB, it is 160 GB :rofl:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Thanks everyone, I got it all working fine

    But I would like to know how you change the default install path useing regedit... I saw it b4 but I didn't care for it at the time:shrug:

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