o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

Post by Mbandgee » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 03:34:13



I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
configuration of Jumper settings.
It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.

I have Xp Home W/SP2

I appreciate all the help i can get.


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o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

Post by RonK » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:13:45

You need to set it up in Disk Management.

Right click My Computer,, Manage, Disk management.

 
 
 

o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

Post by Damo » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 19:41:36

What he means it that you need to format it.
Damo
 
 
 

o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

Post by barr » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 22:03:59

well, yes and no...
 
 
 

o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

Post by Anna » Tue, 05 Jul 2005 22:40:35


Mbandgeek:
Notwithstanding "barry's" cryptic comment, I would guess that Ron's
recommendation is correct. It's a very common occurrence among users who
purchase a brand-new hard drive, install it in their computer, and then
wonder why it's not "seen" by the system.

Understand that if you've connected/configured the drive properly, as
apparently you have, the disk *will* be recognized by your motherboard's
BIOS and even in Device Manager. But that does not mean that the operating
system will recognize it. As Ron points out you must partition & format that
drive before it is usable.

And forget about the fact that it doesn't "come up as an icon". After you've
partitioned/formatted the drive, check in My Computer and/or Windows
Explorer to ensure the drive is recognized.

Now, having said all that -- if you *have* correctly
connected/configured/partitioned/formatted the disk and it still isn't being
recognized by the OS, that's a different problem...
Anna
 
 
 

o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

Post by Plat » Wed, 06 Jul 2005 06:01:01


Partition it, then format it.






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