Formatting new hard drive

By bob2345
Mar 23, 2008
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  1. I have recently added a second SATA hard drive. I can see it in CMOS setup and I see it as a Removable Disk (E:) in explorer, but can't access it to format it so it is not useable at this point. What do I need to do?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,731   +156

    Download and install a program like Seagates DiscWizard for Windows and let this program handle the new drive installation
  3. bob2345

    bob2345 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Went out to the Seagate site and they had some instructions to go through the Management route in XP and it seems to be working fine, It is formatting now. Thanks for the input.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,731   +156

    Cool, glad you got it sorted... In the future, if you want to install a new boot drive and move the contents from the old C drive to the new drive, you can "clone" the old drive to the new drive using DiscWizard
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