installing slave drive

May 3, 2009 at 17:54:29
Specs: Windows XP, 1gb
We installed a new harddrive as a slave drive. When we look under device manager it is listed and has no error code. However, the computer did not assign a drive letter and we can not access the drive to do anything to it (install programs, files, nothing). Does it need to be partitioned or formated? How do we go about doing that?

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May 3, 2009 at 18:23:26
Yes, it does need to be partitioned and formatted. The Operating System cannot allocate a drive letter until it is formatted. You do that from Disk Management.

Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. The disk should show up as unallocated space.


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May 3, 2009 at 18:24:35
"Does it need to be partitioned or formated?"


"How do we go about doing that?"

Disk Management. Right click My Computer > Manage > Storage > Disk Management

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May 4, 2009 at 12:27:42
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now eventually we will make this new drive the master and remove the old drive to put in another computer.

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