I just installed a 80gig maxtor harddrive onto the slave position of my computer. The master is a 30 gig maxtor drive which is working fine. I have placed the jumpers correctly, I have even moved them around to see if it would work. No help though. The computer does see the drive but after I boot the drive letter does not come up and I can't install to make it, because it already is installed. I have removed it and reinstalled it, but that didn't help either. I have moved the drive around my ide ports to see if that helps and no dice. Same problem.
I have Win XP
Thunderbird 1gig Athlon pro
I also have a promise ata 100 ide card and have moved it there but no help.
What should I do. Let me know if you need more info.
Does your computer boot into Windows with the 80GB drive connected?
If so, go to Start->Run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter. You should see the drive as unallocated space. Initialize the drive/write a signature to it, do NOT make it dynamic, and then partition and format.
Great tool. Thanks The drive doesn't show up here. It does show up in device manager though.
If it shows up in Device Manager, it should show up in diskmgmt.msc. Check again. Remember, you have to partition it and format it to be usable.
Cool, I reboot my computer and a convert screan came up under the disk management.
Thanks a lot.
Convert Screen. Sorry. Hey under layout it has it as Simple and under type it has it as dynamic. How do I change this to be simple. Or is it ok.
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