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new hard drive format

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  1. mfdsuk

    mfdsuk Thread Starter

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    hello
    i have put in a new hard drive and opened up windows only to find that the the new hard drive is not there only my master one c:\. i think it is because i need to make the new slave one a fat 32 drive how do i do this.
    any help will be greatly appreciated. :)
     
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    First you need to set the jumpers on the drive correctly. Assuming you have two drives on the same IDE data cable one drive needs its jumper to be set as Master and the second drive on that same cable needs to be set as Slave. The original drive should be the one set to Master and the new one set as Slave.

    Then you need to enter the BIOS setup at bootup, usually DEL or F2 gets you in(this is before Windows loads). Run the IDE autodetection to detect the new drive or see if the new drive is already picked up and recongised properly. Save and Exit.

    Then in Windows you will need to partition and format the drive. How you do this depends on what version of Windows you are running which is?
     
  3. mfdsuk

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    im running win xp pro
     
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    Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management to see the new drive. Right click on the drive to partition and format it.
     
  5. mfdsuk

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    ok thank you very much
     
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