Solved How can I use my other hard drive?

April 5, 2012 at 11:00:22
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz / 4094 MB
Okay, I've been having a problem. My computers hard drive is very short on space. It only has about 20 GB free. So, I thought: "oh how about I remove the hard drive from my old pc and use it on this one". Well, I hooked it up and every thing; even used an old windows xp cd to erease the old OS so it can have all 200 GB of free space, but I can't see where the hell it's at.

In the main BIOS screen it show its there, and when a I go to the BIOS on where the drivers are located and it does read it. I even touched to see if it wasnt dead and it sound nice and alive.

Now the problem to me is that I can't see it when I go to "Computer" (once I got the OS on my 20 GB left free space hard drive going). The first time the little arrow pointing up in the bottom right of windows taskbar said it was checking for it and that it was "ready to use".

But like I said it doesn't come out in the freaken computer screen thing where all the hard disk drives things are sopposed to come out...

I would really I preaciate the help. Thank you for your time.


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#1
April 5, 2012 at 11:15:02
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Have you used Disk Management to create a partition, format it, and assign it a drive letter? Have a look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#2
April 5, 2012 at 12:54:30
Or may only have to assign a drive letter.

To be sure you ought to partition and format it before you attempt to access it. Could be malware on it.

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#3
April 5, 2012 at 14:00:12
How big is your primary HDD? And why is it you have it almost full? Did you uninstall unnecessary programs & delete all the useless garbage? Do you run a cleaner such as CCleaner-Slim? Do you back up your important data to CDs, DVDs, or an external drive?

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#4
April 5, 2012 at 14:23:33
@riider Maybe I should also try that thank you.


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#5
April 5, 2012 at 14:28:14
Awsome! Thank you so much.


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#6
April 5, 2012 at 15:06:29
I did read the question (& responses) & saw that the proper answer was already given by ijack. You're still going to have to free up space on the primary HDD if you intend to keep it as the primary & there are numerous ways of doing that, most of which you should have been doing all along.

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#7
April 5, 2012 at 15:24:01
Than, my apology. Thanks for the advice and thank you for your time as well. :)

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#8
April 5, 2012 at 17:29:40
Disk clean up is a good thing to do. You have it already.

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