200gig HD



Pokietech
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
I have put in a 200gig HD as a slave. I cannot see it in My Computer. Can
anyone help my to fix this problem please?

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Hi,

In order to see it in "My Computer" (windows explorer), the drive must be
partitioned and formatted. Right click "My Computer", select manage. Click
on "Disk Management". You should see the new drive as free space. Right
click on the free space and create one or more partitions (FAT32 is only
available if you are creating partitions under 32GB, NTFS is recommended for
most users). Once you've done this, then you should see the drive in Windows
Explorer. You will need to format it before writing data to it, just right
click the drive to choose this.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Pokietech" <Pokietech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ED802397-D76B-4B5C-894F-994448ED0ED6@microsoft.com...
>I have put in a 200gig HD as a slave. I cannot see it in My Computer. Can
> anyone help my to fix this problem please?

Mike Hyndman
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 04:31:03 -0700, Pokietech
<Pokietech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have put in a 200gig HD as a slave. I cannot see it in My Computer. Can
>anyone help my to fix this problem please?
Check your BIOS settings for Primary slave H/D and make sure it isn't
set to none. If so set it to auto detect, save settings and restart.
BTW, how old is PC? Some BIOS's have a max HD limit of circa 130GBytes.
MH

darkrats
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
Is there a command line (start/run) to open Disk Management?


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uA1nxVtWFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> In order to see it in "My Computer" (windows explorer), the drive must be
> partitioned and formatted. Right click "My Computer", select manage. Click
> on "Disk Management". You should see the new drive as free space. Right
> click on the free space and create one or more partitions (FAT32 is only
> available if you are creating partitions under 32GB, NTFS is recommended
> for most users). Once you've done this, then you should see the drive in
> Windows Explorer. You will need to format it before writing data to it,
> just right click the drive to choose this.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Pokietech" <Pokietech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ED802397-D76B-4B5C-894F-994448ED0ED6@microsoft.com...
>>I have put in a 200gig HD as a slave. I cannot see it in My Computer. Can
>> anyone help my to fix this problem please?
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
diskmgmt.msc

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"darkrats" <darkrats@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a command line (start/run) to open Disk Management?
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uA1nxVtWFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> In order to see it in "My Computer" (windows explorer), the drive must be
>> partitioned and formatted. Right click "My Computer", select manage.
>> Click on "Disk Management". You should see the new drive as free space.
>> Right click on the free space and create one or more partitions (FAT32 is
>> only available if you are creating partitions under 32GB, NTFS is
>> recommended for most users). Once you've done this, then you should see
>> the drive in Windows Explorer. You will need to format it before writing
>> data to it, just right click the drive to choose this.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Pokietech" <Pokietech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:ED802397-D76B-4B5C-894F-994448ED0ED6@microsoft.com...
>>>I have put in a 200gig HD as a slave. I cannot see it in My Computer. Can
>>> anyone help my to fix this problem please?
>>
>>
>
>

T. Waters
07-10-2005, 02:44 AM
diskmgmt.msc


darkrats wrote:
> Is there a command line (start/run) to open Disk Management?
>
>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uA1nxVtWFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi,
>>
>> In order to see it in "My Computer" (windows explorer), the drive
>> must be partitioned and formatted. Right click "My Computer", select
>> manage. Click on "Disk Management". You should see the new drive as
>> free space. Right click on the free space and create one or more
>> partitions (FAT32 is only available if you are creating partitions
>> under 32GB, NTFS is recommended for most users). Once you've done
>> this, then you should see the drive in Windows Explorer. You will
>> need to format it before writing data to it, just right click the
>> drive to choose this.
>>
>> --
>> Best of Luck,
>>
>> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
>> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
>> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>>
>> "Pokietech" <Pokietech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:ED802397-D76B-4B5C-894F-994448ED0ED6@microsoft.com...
>>> I have put in a 200gig HD as a slave. I cannot see it in My
>>> Computer. Can anyone help my to fix this problem please?


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