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Lima October 11, 2008 05:40 PM

2nd HDD wont show up in "My computer"
 
Hi peoples,

I just installed a 2nd HHD and it does not show up in "My computer". It is visible in Device manager though.

What does one have to do to get it to show up? I will be installing Vista on it and Dual booting.

This is on XP Pro SP3 freshly installed.

CMetaphor October 11, 2008 05:46 PM

Right-click on "My Computer" then click "Manage".
Click "Disk Management" and find your new hard drive "Probably called 'Unallocated' ".
Right click that partition and click "Format" to format the partition then "Assign Drive letter". Should be visible now :thumb:

Phobia October 11, 2008 05:54 PM

Well, if you're going to install vista on it, don't bother. Unplug your current HD, and install vista on it.. then plug the otherone back in.

Lima October 11, 2008 07:38 PM

Thanks CMetaphor... We now have a visual on the 2nd HDD, over :biggrin:

Yes Phobia... Booting into chosen HDD sounds good but, I think I'm gonna give the boot menu a go.


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