|Does the computer bios recognize the drive? If not, check to see if the drive has a cylinder limiting jumper, jumper it and use a drive overlay. Or better yet, get an add-on ATA card and connect the drive to it.|
I take it the drive is going to be a second drive in the system and not the booting drive? Once the bios sees the drive you can boot to ME and run FDISK from command prompt. Use option 5 from the fdisk menu to switch to the new drive. ME will have problems with partitions larger than about 128 gig so keep them less than that. Create a primary partition and then use the remaining space for logical drives. Once the partition(s) are created, reboot and the drives should show in My Computer. You can format them from there or command prompt.
If the drive is already partitioned it may be NTFS which is not compatible with ME. Or the partition may be fat32 but too large. In either case you'll need to remove the existing partition(s) with fdisk, option 3, and then create suitable fat32 partitions.
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