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installing second HD to my old comp

HD showing in device manager but wont show in "my computer"

4:48 pm on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi there.

My old harddrive died so I ran the computer on an old harddrive I had (3gig...) which is full.. It is runing XP.

I went and bought a new HD and wanted to add it to my computer.
After connection, it is showing in "device manager" but wont show in "my computer"...

What do I need to do? format it somehow? if so, how?

This must be a lame problem but I will appreciate any help available.



5:48 pm on Dec 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What version of what operating system?

You might want to go to the Disk Manager (hard to say where/whether you'll find that without knowing what you're running) to verify that the drive is physically detected OK and, if necessary, to format it, label it, assign it a drive letter, or whatever you like.

In XP, the Disk Manager can be found (quite tediously) by right-clicking "My Computer", selecting "Manage", then double-clicking "Disk Management" in the resulting treeview.


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