Cannot detect hard disk

June 20, 2006 at 14:54:05
Specs: Win XP SP2, 1.6 Ghz P4

I've using a single hard disk 40G with size capacity which running my windows XP SP2 system. Recently I installed another hard disk 20G with size capacity which is set as slave. I can detect both hard disk in the BIOS mode, unfortunately I can't detect the new hard disk (slave)in the disk management. Well I'm sure the hard disk was working fine before.

Plz someone guide me and very appreciate with any solutions replied. Thank You.


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#1
June 20, 2006 at 15:50:06

You probably need to partition and format it. With XP I think you do that with the disk management option. See if you can locate the partitioning feature there. I don't use XP much so if you need additional help maybe someone more familiar with it will respond.

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#2
June 20, 2006 at 16:08:24

When you go to control panel in Aministrative Tools click on it
then go to,Computer Management
click on it-Then click on Disk
Management.....Does it show there?

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#3
June 20, 2006 at 19:10:00

I've check in the Disk Management and still my 2nd hard disk don't appear hence in the BIOS/CMOS it shows it's detected and working fine.

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#4
June 21, 2006 at 03:06:48

Thats because you need to make it's partitions with the xp cd.Boot with xp disk then create the partitions you want on your drive then press f3 and exit,start windows normaly,go to disk management and there will it be.......ok good luck now

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#5
June 21, 2006 at 13:35:57

Ah, good ole stubborn XP. If it had an ass there'd be hickeys all over it.

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#6
June 21, 2006 at 15:43:18

Ah, good ole stubborn XP. If it had an ass there'd be hickeys all over it.

DAVEINCAPS:Very good!!


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