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XP Can't See New Hard Drive

by elect_son / February 2, 2008 9:37 AM PST

My son bought a PCI IDE card so he could add another hard disk to his system. The BIOS sees the IDE card and the hard disk is set to be the master as it is the only device connected to the card (there are other IDE devices in the PC but they are connected through a separate controller).

XP boots fine but the new drive does not show under My Computer. It was formatted and working fine in another system. Under the Device Manager the drive shows up and there are no errors.

Any idea why the drive is not showing up in My Computer despite everything else looking ok?

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(NT) Did you partition and format it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2008 9:52 AM PST
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Go to
by VAPCMD / February 2, 2008 10:23 AM PST

Start
Settings
Control Panel
Admin Tools
Computer Management
Disk Management
From there it's 'Partition' and 'Format'.
After that you'll see the drive under 'Explorer'.

VAPCMD

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Drive formatted
by elect_son / February 2, 2008 11:37 AM PST
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The drive was partitioned and formatted on the system it was moved from. It was working fine there as a non-boot drive.

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Try it again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2008 11:38 AM PST
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It's been moved so we often get to format it where it needs it.

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Sorry ...missed it had been previously formatted and
by VAPCMD / February 2, 2008 12:25 PM PST
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partitioned in another system.

Is the PCI controller recognized properly under Device Manager ?

And you're sure the new drive it's supposed to be jumpered as 'Master'?

VAPCMD

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Controller shows up
by elect_son / February 2, 2008 12:38 PM PST

The PCI controller is recognized and shown as having no errors. We tried jumpering the disk as both master and slave and both ways the drive doesn't show up.

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Show up where?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2008 9:11 PM PST
In reply to: Controller shows up

In disk management or Explorer? If it shows in disk management but not explorer you only need to partition and format it.

Bob

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Go to
by samkh / February 3, 2008 1:16 AM PST
In reply to: Controller shows up

XP disk management and see if the disk is there. Also see if it has a letter assigned. If not, just assign a letter and you should be good to go.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!
by kjharch / November 15, 2011 4:25 PM PST
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THANK YOU MY GRAMPS AND ME WERE TRYING FOR AN HOUR TO GET THE SECOND DRIVE READ BY XP, I TYPED THE QUESTION YOUR ADVICE CAME UP AND LIKE MAGIC SOMETHING ACTUALLY WORKED FOR A CHANGE, THANKS.

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Congrats and good to hear you were successful
by VAPCMD / November 17, 2011 10:04 AM PST
In reply to: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

finding a solution through the search tool.

Lots of great computer info in these forums free for the looking.

VAPCMD

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