I had to take a hdd out of a case where it was a external drive, once it out it was a seagate 500gb ide hdd, used a usb with ide, sata adapter on it, used ide right. At first it didn't see it at all, under device manager, under disc drives, it would only show the one hdd. I changed the jumpers and set too primary slave I believe but when I did this, a bubble showed saying device installed successfully. under device manager / disc drives / , it will show primary hdd, and the other device just says USB, but that is better then before. What I have to do is format the drive, probably with Fdisk, it is a windows XP machine, so can you help me please, only under device manger I see USB now under disc drives. Is fdisk also the easy way to do this, thanks but please I need to be able to view it, what am I doing worng.