Hdd problem

By ulikechicken ยท 6 replies
Dec 19, 2004
  1. hi. ive just taken a 10gb hdd out of an old x-box and tried to install it into my dads computer. i have set it up as a slave drive. the drive was installed however there was no new hdd noticed when xp started up. i went into device manager and the hard drive is there and its says its working. however i can't see the drive in my computer or anywhere.

    any suggestions ?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    How about creating a partition on that hard drive & formating it ?
  3. ulikechicken

    ulikechicken TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i can't find a method of doing this.
    in the disk management section there is only a c:\ drive
    the x-box drive is seen in device manager but it doesn't seem to have been allocated a letter or label so i can't seem to do anything with it
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    What is there in the disk management section then ? Hit ALT + PRINTSCREEN, paste it in mspaint & then attach it to your next post so we can see.
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Yes it sounds like it is unformatted, but it still should be listed in the Disk management screen. Post a pic as Didou stated and we'll go from there.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  6. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 90

    You don't see an unpartitioned or unallocated space anywhere in disk manager?
  7. Gunny

    Gunny TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Try right-clicking on it in Device Manager and see what options you get.
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