Installing a slave harddrive

By Tenchiroz
Oct 15, 2006
  1. The title says it all, recently a mate of mine gave me a 120 gig hard drive, the problem is my windows does not want to detect it, but it can be detected and shows up when i start my computer. I have no idea what the problem is but i can't get it to start up a new partition, any help please?
  2. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Posts: 129

    move the pin

    you gotta move the pin in the back to the slave slot
  3. Tenchiroz

    Tenchiroz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    You sure that's it cause according to my mate he moved it back already.
  4. Tenchiroz

    Tenchiroz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It shows up as master slave in the bios.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Master slave??

    Is is either going to Primary/Secondary Master OR Primary/Secondary Slave.

    It can't be Master Slave. So check again.
    Do you know what type of drive it is? We can help you with the jumper placement.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  6. Tenchiroz

    Tenchiroz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Primary slave, and it is a seagate barracide 7200.7
  7. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If it shows up at the POST, it should be available in Windows' disk management console. Go there & create a new partition.
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