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I have been trasnferring files from HDD's and I booted w/ my WinXP cd and deleted a partition on a storage drive and then created a new partition w/o installing WinXP. Rebooted and the drive is detected in BIOS but doens't show up in XP, in my computer or the device manager.

Any ideas on what I can do to get this drive to show up??

Athlon XP 2600
Asus K7V600
Kingston 1GB PC3200
GeForceFX 5200 128DDR
 

folken

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Unplug the hd, boot up, shutdown, plug hd back in, and boot up. Hopefully windows will find it/install it. For future reference you can manage partitions from disk managment in windows. I think it's better to use that on additional hard drives :)

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diplomat696

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Yep disk management is the best place to try to fix that type of thing if the reinstall didnt work. Also a very very handy tool is partition magic, it has saved me a fair few times in the past with similar types of problems.