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Second Hard Drive Problem

by panic / January 19, 2006 1:10 AM PST

I have added a second HD to my PC today. And i've change the pin on the drive too make it a slave drive.
Did a Auto Detect on my BIOS and it has registered as
120 GB, which it is!
But when look for it via Windows Explorer (Btw i have Win 98SE OS) it doesn't recognise it. It just shows my normal HD plus my CD-R and DVD drives. I saw somewhere where you can fix this problem. But i can't remember where i saw it. So can someone help? I hope Win98SE can handle a 120GB HD!

Many thanks.

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Have you formatted it?
by John.Wilkinson / January 19, 2006 9:28 AM PST

Windows 98SE can handle up to 137GB hard drives, so that's not a problem in this case. I do have two possibilities to offer, though:
* Have you formatted the drive yet? If not, do so and see if Windows can 'see' it then.
* Click here to download the Microsoft powertoy TweakUI, which has the ability to show/hide drives. (It's possible that Windows is 'seeing' the drive, but simply sett to hide it.)

Hope this helps,
John

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Did you partition or format the new drive ?
by VAPCMD / January 19, 2006 10:29 AM PST

Win98SE won't recognizs the drive without partitiong or formatting.

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Formatted
by panic / January 19, 2006 11:08 PM PST

Thanks i've done this and it is OK now! Not done this before as my previous one was already done for me so it was a new experience for me!

Thanks again for the replies!

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(NT) (NT) Thanks for the feedback and you're welcome !
by VAPCMD / January 22, 2006 3:53 AM PST
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