missing hard disc icon

By masala54
Aug 28, 2003
  1. sorry to be a dork but i have just installed a deskstar 120gb drive
    according to the device manager its working ok but it does not
    appear on the control panel.
    Its on the same cable as the maxtor 30gb which is the master and the deskstar 120gb is a slave.
    I am using XP professional
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    You will need to format the drive

    Right click on my computer and goto manage.

    Once there go to Disk management. You should find that the new 120GB is unallocated. right click on the drive and choose format.

    This should solve the problem :)

    No need to worry about being a dork, there are things that evereyone doesn't know. Nothing wrong in asking questions

    :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave:
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