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Old 12-04-2004, 08:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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if it show up on your bios it will show up there

click on the drive, it will tell you what you need to do to make the drive recognizable
try this. I suspect your drive needs to be formatted as a logical partition
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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how do i partition it as a logical partition? i see it in my BIOS, but it won't show up on my computer.

i'll try to set the boot on it.
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does it show up in computer management?
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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you said it's being detected in bios. right click my computer, select manage. in the window select storage> disk management. right click on the new drive and make a partition. it doesn't matter if you make a primary or logical drive as he suggested. either will work. you can also just get in the control panel and run the add new harware wizard.
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ok the drive does not show up in the computer/disk management
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
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gsteg,

And one simple question.....

Are both the drives having same type of partition on it?. If your 80Gb HDD is a fat32 and you r trying to connect the 200GB as a ntfs partition, its more likely to be your problem.....
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Old 12-05-2004, 01:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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hrm..that might be a problem. my 80GB is FAT32, but my 200GB is NTFS i think . the only problem is that i can't partition the 200gb as a FAT32, at least not with the software that was provided.

how would i make it a Fat32?
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gsteg,

Get Partition magic. Itll convert your drives...
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Old 12-05-2004, 02:55 AM   #19 (permalink)
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ok now the 200gb is a FAT32.

still doesn't show up in windows
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Old 12-05-2004, 03:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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gsteg,

Few suggestions...

Get an update for BIOS. Check this link too..
http://support.microsoft.com/default...en-us%3B303013

Recheck the jumpers or try to remove your CD-ROM cable and try connecting your HDD.

In disk managment in windows XP, rescan the disk 's [there 'll be an option in the disk managment to rescan ] .
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