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Old 09-14-2004, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have the system below but i also bought an 80gb segate barracuda 7200 rpm to go along with my 160. xp and all of my files are on the 160. i set up the 160 as the master and the 80 as the slave, naturally. however, when windows boots and i open My Computer the 160 gig drive is shown but the 80 isn't. during the ide scan my amd detects both harddrives and everything is hooked up correctly. when i go to the properties of the 160 it shows under the volume when i popluate it: "type: basic
status: online
partition style: master boot record
on the other hand the 80 shows: "type: unknown
status: not initialized
partition style: not applicable
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Old 09-14-2004, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you formatted the new drive?
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does this need to be done?
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yep, it doesnt do this by itself

may need partitoned first
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how would i do this
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assuming windowsXP, im not sure.

from a windows install floppy use fdisk and make a partition-->primary DOS and then format.The formatting can be done under winXP just like win98 I would assume.

even a linux install cdrom it can be done using fdisk or cfdisk, im not a microsoft person........somebody should be able to chime in here and help.

I would assume your gonna need it to be parttioned and formatted for NTFS or FAT32, dpending on what your other drive is set up as.
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In my computer right click the disk drive and select "format". It will ask for you to initialize the disk before formatting. If using win2000/ winXP you can also click start>run and type diskmgmt.msc into the run box. This is Disk Management utility
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thx, it worked
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