My computer not showing 2nd HD

February 14, 2009 at 03:27:53
Specs: WinXP, 1.6ghz/1gig
Hi I just installed winxp on my computer and the secondary hard drive is not listed in 'My Computer'. I know that I can see it in 'Administrative tools' but can't work out how to make it accessible. I am just using the secondary drive for storage. How do I make it so?

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#1
February 14, 2009 at 06:29:07
By Administrative Tools, do you mean Disk Management? You'll have to format the drive and assign a drive letter to it in order for My Computer to display it.

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#2
February 14, 2009 at 06:46:05
Yep Administrative tools>Computer management>disk management. Ok how do I format the drive using disk management and assign a drive letter. I have only ever used this app once before and have never looked deep into it before. I am clicking here and there but I do not understand the lingo. Thanks :0)

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#3
February 14, 2009 at 14:54:13
Right click on the drive in Disk Management and select format. Then, when it's done, right-click again and assign a drive letter.

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What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
February 14, 2009 at 15:56:50
Is there currently data on the drive you want to keep?

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#5
February 14, 2009 at 17:39:50
No it has linux on it at the moment and nothing else that I need.

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#6
February 14, 2009 at 17:44:36
I can't see format? Is it 'delete partition'? From there what?

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#7
March 4, 2009 at 06:45:40
Well I did it today. Somehow the brain turned on (he he) and it was easy. Thanks everything is working well now! :0)

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#8
March 4, 2009 at 06:49:09
Thanks for getting back to us with your resolution.

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#9
March 4, 2009 at 06:53:56
Anytime! There is nothing worse than seeing a post that is not solved or closed!

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