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Old 03-21-2006, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently installed a 20GB HDD as a slave drive on my first IDE channel. The Windows Device Manager reports its name correctly and says that the device is working as it should; however, My Computer only lists my master C:\ drive.

How can I access my second hard drive?


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Old 03-22-2006, 02:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm guessing you never formatted it.

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Control panel > Admin tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Managemant.

You should see you new disk in there, Right click on it and select format.
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, guys. You're both right.

There was no option to format it via the right-click menu for the new disk; instead, I clicked New Partition and followed the wizard to format a partition for the whole thing. Thanks.
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