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Old June 21st, 2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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Hard Drive Question: Naive & Dumb Edition

Okay, I got a new customized computer with two hard drives. One is 400 GB, the other 500 GB. So far I can only access the C: drive, 400 GB. I can't summon up the second drive, even though BIOS shows it's there. How do I go about this?

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:21 PM   #2
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Nobody knows?! Anyone here with a computer with two drives?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:26 PM   #3
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if bios shows the drive, it should be seen by the OS... maybe it needs to be set up - fdisk and format?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:30 PM   #4
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IF it is Win2000 or WinXP, right click on My Computer and choose "manage". Then when the Computer Management window appears, look for "Disk Management". If you see your second drive, right click on it and create partitions, then format. Bingo, yer done.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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Thanks...I figured formatting had something to do with it....
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 02:49 PM   #6
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Yeah, it'd be nice to have a wizard come up when you have a new drive installed or at least the disk management console come up...
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 03:37 PM   #7
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*Update* I checked Disk Management and found the other drive, which I'm now formatting. Yay!

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