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Old 12-27-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
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i installed a secondary hard drive earlier and for some reason my computer detected it but doesnt display it under my computer. does anyone know why?
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:55 PM   #2
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is it formatted? you will need to format it before it is usable, and also check the jumper and make sure you set it at "slave"
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i did that but how do you format it... i got these instructions from a web site that said to open fdisk. my computer doesnt have fdisk thought, how can i do this?
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did the drive come with any cd's? if they did, use those to format it.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:20 PM   #5
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Well Tommy Is Rite Is Your Jumper On, Yer U Need To 4mat It.
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well i got information that you can partition it, what is that for and how do i do it. my computer doesnt have fdisk
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:52 AM   #7
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fdisk is a dos utility. Go to start>run and typr cmd.
then format from there. Otherwise get partition magic and use that program to format the drive.
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the same thing happened with my second drive, xp wouldn't recognize it until I formatted it. mine happened to be a maxtor so I had the maxblast 3 software on my computer already, all I had to do was open that up and format it.
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