Need Help Installing Second HD

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xk_2hot4u, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. xk_2hot4u

    xk_2hot4u Guest

    Well I just bought a 80gb 7200 Maxtor. I want it to be my slave drive. My Bios sees it and I think the jumper settings must be right then(But not sure), which I didnt change or add to the jumper settings. Now this is where I'm stuck. I tried the maxtor installation cd's but its not working. I want to format it to ntfs and make it like drive F. I'm an idiot with with stuff. Pls help.
     
  2. allan

    allan Guest

    Open Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Manager and see if XP can see the drive. If so, you can format it and assign a drive letter from there.
     
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    agreed...

    I have 2 maxtor drives and the cd's they gives are p.o.s.'s... trust me...

    see if winxp can recognize and format from there... make sure that you have the slave/master designated properly...

    :)
     
  4. xk_2hot4u

    xk_2hot4u Guest

    Allan it does recongnize it. I'm confused though exactly what I make it though. Like primary or extended, logical..etc.....Thks for the quick response fellas
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    the first partition on it has to be primary, after that anything goes

    :cool:
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    You can use the whole HD as a primary or partition it with primary, extended and logical.
     
  7. beatlesdb

    beatlesdb Guest

    By default the Jumpers are set to Master - you need to change the jumper for Slave on the back of the HD - then when you boot up - go to the Bios and see if it has picked up the drive and do an autodetect on it.
    Your HDs will get preference on the drive letters ie:
    C: - master
    d: - Slave or partition
    E: - CD Roms or other IDE devices.

    to chage it to f: you will need to do that from withing windows- got to Start - Run - type in compmgmt.msc

    Cheers :)
     
  8. xk_2hot4u

    xk_2hot4u Guest

    Thks alot guys. Looks like its working.
     
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    OK tell us how u finallly did it plz

    :cool:
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Jumper settings:

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  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Great :D
     
  12. xk_2hot4u

    xk_2hot4u Guest

    Well it ended up to be pretty easy. I installed my hard drive with no configuration to the jumpers. I'm assuming that it must have come as default a slave and not primary. Then I went to BIOS and it automatically detected it, so nothing to do there either. Now I followed Allans instructions to the Disk management and just did primary drive and left everything default. That was it. lol
     
  13. allan

    allan Guest

    Sorry man - went to sleep before we finished but it looks like you got what you needed. Glad everything worked out.;)