Installing slave HD.....

Installing slave HD.....

Post by NowhereMa » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 04:55:41


I have a HP Pavilion that I am changing the slave drive to a larger
capacity drive.
When I installed the first slvae , there was no problem with it
formatting and being designated a drive letter.
I remaoved that drive and installed a Maxtor 120 g 7200rpm drive.
When I go to System Hardware Profiles , it shows the drive but there
is no way to access it. My System Drive is fine.

How do I format this and get it in the
My Computer Menu?
I tried the EZ Install disk but I get an error stating that the drive
cannot be formatted with the NTFS system as needed by WinXP


Any suggestions?????



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Installing slave HD.....

Post by Rick "Nutc » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 05:29:34

Hi,

Start/run diskmgmt.msc

Use this tool to partition, then format the drive in question. You can
partition by right-clicking the drive in this tool.

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Installing slave HD.....

Post by NowhereMa » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 15:00:56

On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 16:29:34 -0400, "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers"


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Installing slave HD.....

Post by Alex Nicho » Mon, 29 Sep 2003 21:42:44


In XP Control Panel - Admin Tools - Computer Management, select Disk
Management and look lower right for the graphic of the drive. R-click
in the Unallocated space and take Create Partition, continuing to
Format.

Note that if there is a partition that has been created in FAT 32 then
XP will not format it - you would need to delete it there and then
create a new one


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