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Posted: 8/7/2005 6:00:02 PM EDT
I just bought a 300gb SATA drive to replace my 80GB SATA drive I have now. I plugged the new drive in, restarted windows and let the install do it's thing. It then tells me that the drive is installed and ready to use. Problem is, I cannot find the drive! I've looked under "My computer" and it's not there. Did it forget to assign it a drive letter? What's the deal here? Any help is appreciated.

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:01:39 PM EDT
Right click my computer and then go to manage.
Go to disk management and assign drive letter.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:01:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 6:02:40 PM EDT by ktrout01]
Check the BIOS setup. Depending on your PC's manufacturer, it's F2,6,8 or 10 on boot. Make sure the second drive shows up.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:03:34 PM EDT

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Managment -> {Select the Partition} Right Click -> Assign Drive Letter
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 6:30:43 PM EDT
Also, make sure you have everything cabled correctly.

SATA drive info
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:29:20 PM EDT
All I had to do was the "right click. manage" on my computer and then it was a cakewalk from there. I had played with the "manage" thing before, but forgot how to get there. After that, I clicked on Casper XP, and it's all ready to go!! Thanks for the help everyone. Virtual cake and pie for everyone!!

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:32:26 PM EDT
Do you have the actual jumpers on the back of the drives assigned correctly?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 10:08:10 PM EDT
Does the machine possibly think it is part of a RAID?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:17:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Do you have the actual jumpers on the back of the drives assigned correctly?

It's a SATA drive. It doesn't have jumpers. (at least the 2 SATA drives I have now don't have them. ) I've got it taken care of. Thanks for helping.

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