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Old 03-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why cant I see a new hard drive I've added in My Computer, i made sure that the jumpers where set correct could it be the new hard drive ive tried it on two different computers and both ignore it.
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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partition and format it
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How do i do that if i cant see the drive
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Old 03-19-2006, 04:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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use your xp cd (boot off of it) to just partition it (you can now format it in my computer)

or go to admin tool disc management

or get partition magic
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can you explain in a little more detail how each method should be done
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what the name of your hard drive?
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http://www.theeldergeek.com/formatti...sing_xp_cd.htm
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Easiest way...

Sometimes new HDD's are not visible through My Computer, if you open the Control Panel, goto Administrative Tools and then Computer Management. Select Disk Management from the left pane and find your HDD on the right. Right click the new hdd and select 'Format' or 'Activate disk'.
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