How do I configure my second HDD?

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daffytag

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I got a new hdd, because my old one was almost full.

Its in my pc and all wired up.

I can see it on boot and in the bios.

...but I dont know how to configure it for use in xp sp2 32bit.

It just want it to be setup as additional hdd space.

Any help is much appreciated.(y)
 
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Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

Remove the partitions, if any, create new ones as desired, format, and assign or change drive letters, if you choose.
 

daffytag

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All I see is an option to make partitions. No format options. I must be blind.

Once I find the format option, how do I need to format it?
 
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You need to make the partitions first. When you start that process, the formatting will show up in the wizard and it will be accomplished in the same step. You have to have a partition to format first.

Try it. It can all be undone if it comes out other than how you want it.
 

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Does it need to be the NTSF file system


EDIT: I put it as NTSF anyway. Now it says it is formating in the manager, is there a way to know when it will be completed?
 
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The process is pretty straightforward. If you have any further problems, just ask. You can also change those drive letters if you want.

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