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Where is my new drive ?

by oldaudio / March 16, 2005 3:48 AM PST

Hello all : I just physically installed a new drive into my PC. When I open "my computer" it doesn't show up.
When I open the device mgr, it's shows up with the proper name/model. I need to get to this drive to format it with NTFS.
If the computer knows it's there, but won't recognize it in "my computer" how do I get to it?.
OS;Win2K PRO, AMD64 system.
Thanks, Mike

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The new drive, assuming it's a slave?
by TONI H / March 16, 2005 4:30 AM PST

needs to have a partition put on it before it can be seen.

Either boot up with your W2K cd and get into the Recovery Console so you can run the chkdisk.exe program and create a partition on it......or use W98 bootdisk, get to the A: prompt, type FDISK (this will be FAT32 for right now but will get it seen).

Then CHANGE DRIVES from the menu, choose the second drive, and create a partition.

Once that's done, remove the bootdisk, and boot up so it takes affect. Then you can go into My Computer, right click the new second drive, choose FORMAT from the menu, and choose NTFS from the choices.....

TONI

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Problem solved !
by oldaudio / March 16, 2005 4:55 AM PST

Toni : Actually I went to "administrative tools" and formatted using the "disk managment "screen.
Apparently, W2K, doesn't do "found new hardware".
All is well tnx for your help.
Mike

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Kudos to you
by TONI H / March 16, 2005 5:52 AM PST
In reply to: Problem solved !

I ran into this issue with XP when I hooked up a SATA drive rather than an IDE type, and it couldn't find it in Adminitrative tools so I assumed you would have the same problem with it. Glad to hear you didn't and that you got it worked out.

TONI

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