XP does not detect new HDD


M

Muzza

I have recently attempted to install a new Seagate
ST3120022A 120GB HDD in to my computer as a slave to the
existing Seagate ST340016A 40GB HDD master. I installed,
booted-up and tried to use Seagates Diskwizard for
Windows, but it would not detect the new hard-drive. I
checked the BIOS, and the HDD was listed correctly. On a
friends advice, I attempted to set up the HDD with the DOS
boot-disk version of Diskwizard. This detected the drive
and set it up as I wanted (two 60GB partitions). On
rebooting, XP still did not detect the HDD and display it
in the explorer, and the Windows version of Diskwizard did
not detect it either.

What could be causing this and how can it be solved? I
thought it may be because I set up the new HDD partitions
as FAT32 while the 40GB drive is NTFS, but I understand
that XP can deal with both systems.
 
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M

M. Rajesh

hi,

Do not rely on seagate's disk wizard as it does not owrk
for HDD greater than 20GB. Boot up with a bootable floppy
and then use FDIsk to partition and format the new disk.
then it will be visible from win xp. Beleive me i have
faced the same problem and then fixed it this way.

regards
M. Rajesh
www.winxpsolution.com
 
A

Andy

Run Disk Management (right click My Computer > Manage > Disk
Management) and use it to partition and format the new drive.
 
M

Muzza

Fdisk did not work well - claimed that I had a 50GB drive.
Anyway, repoartitioned with disk wizard and installed a
new copy of XP onto the 120GB (disconnected the old 40GB).
Everything went perfectly - evidence that it is not a
problem with the hardware. Next step is to set the 40GB as
a slave to the 120 and see what happens.
 
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