October 1st, 2004, 04:42 PM #1
bios detects HD, windows xp doesn't ??
i just put together a system
main drive is a maxter 20 gig ATA/133
(on the same ide cable set as CS) i have another maxter 20 gig ATA/100
this bios picks up the HD, but windows doesn't
I go to MY COMPUTER and it only shows the main drive c: and the 2 cd drives...???
am i missing something here ???
October 1st, 2004, 05:26 PM #2
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I think you have to go to disk management and put a partition on it first..before it shows up in my computer (but dont ask me HOW, lol)
or you could boot to a floppy and do fdisk and there will be a 5th option there...which allows you to selct which drive to run fdisk on etc...you could put the partition on there etc"Even a fool is thought to be wise if he is silent"
October 1st, 2004, 05:43 PM #3
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Yeah, JP's right, you need to go to disk management and format it before you will see it in my computer.Tyranny doesn't have to come at the end of a gun.
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October 1st, 2004, 05:59 PM #4
Dag gone it. An easy one and you guys beat me to it again.
October 1st, 2004, 06:21 PM #5
Indeed....its under Administrative tools for further clarification. Click on Computer Management and then click on the Disk Management icon on the left hand side. Should show you all the information about the current logical drives in the computer (even if they aren't showing up in Explorer). I had something similar happen when I deleted my Linux partition through the windows installer (fixing the bootloader so deleted partition in there too). The drive didn't show up in Explorer so after going to disk management I had to not only assign the drive a letter, then I had to format. After assigning it a letter I could see it in explorer but couldn't do anything until it had some form of partition. Now works fine!YAH! I knew you'd be jealous
October 1st, 2004, 07:43 PM #6
Last edited by sweeper2; October 28th, 2004 at 03:14 PM.
October 28th, 2004, 02:43 PM #7Originally Posted by Tekk
ok, so i put in another HD...have main HD and now a western digital 8 gig.
bios picks it up, and device manager picks it up....
i tried doing the above operation, but it doesn't pick it up....? How can i get it to pick it up so i can format it and have it show up in windows under "my computer"..??
October 28th, 2004, 03:14 PM #8
another update...tried using win xp pro cd to format the drive also, wouldn't recognize the drive..? tells the size and knows it there, but i can't access it to format.
some info i forgot to post..
this HD came out of an X-Box... so is it able to be used for my pc and i heard there is some special way i have to format it....
either that or the HD is messed up ???
both HD's set to CS.....also
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