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How do I format a new hard drive?

by Ichthyophile / November 5, 2005 12:32 PM PST

I just installed a new Maxtor 6L300R0 as a 3rd drive in a Dell Dimension 8300 running Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2. Device Manager says it is enabled and working properly. However there is no icon for it in My Computer or Windows Explorer. I think it needs to be formatted but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to do it. Can anyone help. Thanks.

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Disk Management
by linkit / November 5, 2005 2:47 PM PST

Click Start > Help and Support.
Type in "disk management"
Read "Using Disk Management"

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Thanks
by Ichthyophile / November 6, 2005 2:57 AM PST
In reply to: Disk Management

Drive is formatted and operating. Thank you very much for your help Linkit. I doubt I'd have found that on my own.

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(NT) (NT) No problem. Good job on your part!
by linkit / November 6, 2005 3:36 AM PST
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