o hard drive o hard drive where art thou hard drive?

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I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
configuration of Jumper settings.
It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.

I have Xp Home W/SP2

I appreciate all the help i can get.


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You need to set it up in Disk Management.

Right click My Computer,, Manage, Disk management.

"Mbandgeek" <Mbandgeek.1rmadm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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> I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
> everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
> configuration of Jumper settings.
> It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.
>
> I have Xp Home W/SP2
>
> I appreciate all the help i can get.
>
>
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> Mbandgeek
 
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Mbandgeek wrote:
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> I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
> everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
> configuration of Jumper settings.
> It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.

Partition it, then format it.






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What he means it that you need to format it.
Damo

"RonK" <imhere@home.now> wrote in message
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> You need to set it up in Disk Management.
>
> Right click My Computer,, Manage, Disk management.
>
> "Mbandgeek" <Mbandgeek.1rmadm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>> I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
>> everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
>> configuration of Jumper settings.
>> It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.
>>
>> I have Xp Home W/SP2
>>
>> I appreciate all the help i can get.
>>
>>
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>> Mbandgeek
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well, yes and no...


"Damo" <random@fake.com> wrote in message
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> What he means it that you need to format it.
> Damo
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> "RonK" <imhere@home.now> wrote in message
> news:3b%xe.691$is5.85566@news20.bellglobal.com...
>> You need to set it up in Disk Management.
>>
>> Right click My Computer,, Manage, Disk management.
>>
>> "Mbandgeek" <Mbandgeek.1rmadm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
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>>> I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
>>> everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
>>> configuration of Jumper settings.
>>> It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.
>>>
>>> I have Xp Home W/SP2
>>>
>>> I appreciate all the help i can get.
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mbandgeek
>>
>>
>
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>
> "Damo" <random@fake.com> wrote in message
> news:%23PzP4TIgFHA.272@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> What he means it that you need to format it.
>> Damo
>>
>> "RonK" <imhere@home.now> wrote in message
>> news:3b%xe.691$is5.85566@news20.bellglobal.com...
>>> You need to set it up in Disk Management.
>>>
>>> Right click My Computer,, Manage, Disk management.
>>>
>>> "Mbandgeek" <Mbandgeek.1rmadm@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
>>> news:Mbandgeek.1rmadm@pcbanter.net...
>>>>
>>>> I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
>>>> everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
>>>> configuration of Jumper settings.
>>>> It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.
>>>>
>>>> I have Xp Home W/SP2
>>>>
>>>> I appreciate all the help i can get.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Mbandgeek


"barry" <bmercer@bnota.tk.com> wrote in message
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> well, yes and no...


Mbandgeek:
Notwithstanding "barry's" cryptic comment, I would guess that Ron's
recommendation is correct. It's a very common occurrence among users who
purchase a brand-new hard drive, install it in their computer, and then
wonder why it's not "seen" by the system.

Understand that if you've connected/configured the drive properly, as
apparently you have, the disk *will* be recognized by your motherboard's
BIOS and even in Device Manager. But that does not mean that the operating
system will recognize it. As Ron points out you must partition & format that
drive before it is usable.

And forget about the fact that it doesn't "come up as an icon". After you've
partitioned/formatted the drive, check in My Computer and/or Windows
Explorer to ensure the drive is recognized.

Now, having said all that -- if you *have* correctly
connected/configured/partitioned/formatted the disk and it still isn't being
recognized by the OS, that's a different problem...
Anna
 

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