2nd hard drive wont register.

By biffmofo
Jan 20, 2005
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  1. Hi. I have a dell 2400 and it came with a 40gig hd. Well needless to say i filled it up and bought an 80gig western digital. here is my problem. I installed it to the T. jumpers are right on BOTH drives. they are both plugged into the right spot on the cable. This is where the fun begins. I go into my computer and system info and hardware and device manager and its in there. it says its working proporly. I even went into bios and turned on the slave drive. The problem is when i go into my computer that it doesnt register. I cant save anything to it cuz its not there. but device manager sayss its there and working proprly. any ideas anyone?? Thanks!! CIAO!

    Thom
  2. biffmofo

    biffmofo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    anyone have any ideas at all?
  3. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    Did you format the drive yet ? ? ?

    patio. :cool:
  4. biffmofo

    biffmofo Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    no, i havent formatted the drive. it should be drive f: but when i go to dos and try to format it, it says it cant find that drive.

    Thom
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,428   +281

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