I bought a new hard drive cos I ran out of space on the old one. I installed as a slave to my old drive and everything was fine, except for the fact that it doesn't show up in "my computer"
It shows up in the device manager, and shows up in the disk manager in the control panel, and the device manager tells me its working fine (and I suppose it is) the only problem is that I can't see the thing, meaning I can't format it.
Would already having a D: partition be affecting this? The new drive would be recognized as D: I guess if I had never partitioned my C: when I first got the computer. The next thing I was going to try was creating a partition on the new drive that takes up all of the space on it, labeling it G: and formatting the partition. While I think that this solution will work, I would still really like to know why my computer doesn't automatically recognize my drive.
I would try deleting the old D: partition, but I'm not sure whether or not that will delete everything on the C: partition at the same time, and I'm not really wanting to take the risk.
Considered that the drive might just be dead, I"m going to create the G: partition and check in a minute
Oh yeah, the drive shows up in the bios
Edited, Mar 18th 2009 2:20pm by Pensive