2nd hard drive not recognised??

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by GJL, Oct 21, 2003.

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    GJL Guest

    I installed a 2nd hard drive, installed the jumper to the proper slave pins,
    but the PC ignores it. My master hd is partioned as two seperate drives when
    opening My Computer. Someone mentioned that I need to go to the boot up
    section and tell it to recognise it somehow but I'm at a loss as to how to
    do it. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
    GJL, Oct 21, 2003
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    philo Guest

    your machine may give you a message while booting up such as

    hit <del> to enter setup

    (check your manual for exact details)

    however the problem may very well be a matter of you not having partitioned
    the drive
    and formatted it...

    you can do that using fdisk or else the utiltiy that would have come woth
    the new drive
    philo, Oct 21, 2003
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    Pompey© Guest

    What the make of the drive etc?
    Pompey©, Oct 21, 2003
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    Harrison Guest

    Has the drive been formatted?
    If it has not, then it will not show up on my computer until you do
    You'll need to boot to a floppy and run fdisk to set up partitions
    which can then be formatted.
    Be careful not to format one of your existing partitions.
    If you don't know how to do this, then find someone who does.
    Harrison, Oct 21, 2003
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    DaveJ Guest

    If both drives are on the same IDE channle (cable), the first drive should
    have MA (Master) and SP (Slave Present) jumpers, 2nd drive just needs SL
    (Slave) jumper. Same rule applies for mixed drives (Disk, CD, DVD etc) on
    each IDE channel.

    DaveJ, Oct 22, 2003
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    Shep© Guest

    Also some drives had a Master+Slave setting.Not so many now I think

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    Shep©, Oct 22, 2003
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