OMG,. help help!!!! please

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Flatbeat_Eddy, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. Ok, i just installed my new 40 gig HD as my SLAVE drive, but the icon wont appear in MY COMPUTER, it is displayed in my sytems foder and such so i guess the drive is working.

    How do i go about installing a new drive?????????:confused: :confused: :confused:


    Please help me.

    thx

    matt
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    try changing the jumper settings on your slave drive to cable select

    XP should pick it up automatically

    :cool:
     
  3. uh? on the drive it self!!???
     
  4. OH WAIT< i just realised,, the white bit on the HD drive says to det to middle if its the master With a slave and so forth!!!! THX MAN!!!!!!!
     
  5. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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  6. OK, i now STILL dont have the second drive icon??? why???
     
  7. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    The reason why assuming the jumpers are set correctly is that you need to format the drive to either ntfs or fat32. Then the OS will 'see' the drive.
     
  8. bruce_ers00

    bruce_ers00 Guest

    That step is always missed. You have to format before you can use the drive. You might want to start with the utilities that came with the drive to do this. :D
     
  9. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    start / run

    diskmgmt.msc

    right click & format

    from the drop down menus

    choose your filing system & cluster size

    :cool:
     
  10. diskmgmt.msc, cool, how do i know what CLUSTER size to use,,

    i have a 40gig Western digital caviar drive,, 7200 rpm.
     
  11. PseudoKiller

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    hmmm try going to control panel> Administrative tools> computer management> and then you should see the new drive and just right click and select format the drive or something like that.
     
  12. well, i plan on using the 40gig as a MASTER drive now, which means ill be installing winXP onto it,, .

    can i WIPE the old drive clean and use it as an extra storage space?

    THX you guyz for all your help.
     
  13. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    depends on the files your storing on it

    for large files large - large clusters
    small files - small clusters

    warning though
    FAT32 has limitations
    NTFS loses its compression abilites if you change its cluster size

    if your not sure leave it set to default

    :cool:
     
  14. Well, i want to use the OLD drive for LARGE video files so i guess LARGE clusters for that!!

    and ill have windows on 40Gig drive, and mostly programs and games? will Large be good there also?
     
  15. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    install XP to your 40 gig before you attach the old drive

    other wise XP will configure itself for 2 OS's & you will have trouble getting rid of the old XP install
     
  16. OK, cool. thx for the help, you may have saved me ALOT of bother.

    Thx all!!
     
  17. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    The drive thats housing XP if your not using partitions
    format NTFS default cluster = 4KB
     
  18. ok, is that just for NTFS? i plan on using NTFS!
     
  19. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    yes
     
  20. i only want ONE install of WINXP, no partitions!! so i can have a total STORAGE space upto 60gb including the old 20 gb hd!!