Harddrive Is Recognized In BIOS But Not In My Computer

By fragtastic04
Dec 18, 2004
  1. I recently installed an old 10GB harddrive that I got from a friend with nothing on it. It is recognized in the BIOS and in Device Manager but not in My Computer. I installed redhat 9 on it but now I want to reformat it and turn it into a storage drive because I'm about to reformat my 120GB so instead of backing up on lots of cd's, i would like to back up on that 10gig. HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Hum, I take it you created a partition & formated it in FAT32 or NTFS before looking for it in "My Computer", right ?
  3. fragtastic04

    fragtastic04 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    lol wow im not thinkin.... what would be the easiest way to go about doin that? (i was plannin on goin for ntfs and not fat32) the only type of formatting/partitioning ive ever done is through installin windows, do i have to install windows on that other drive to store files on it?
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Start Menu -> Run -> %SystemRoot%\system32\compmgmt.msc /s
    Then go to Storage -> Disk Management. Your hard drive will show up there, you just need to create & format a partition from within the Disk Management utility.
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