WHY WON'T MY SYSTEM RECOGNIZE MY SLAVE HARD DRIVE?

Question

Unplugged my old primary and put a new blank primary in. Installed xp pro, previously win2k. Now my second hd is not able to be accessed in My Computer. The second HD drive is listed in Device Manager, which says the device is working properly, so my BIOS is detecting it. I even went to disk management in Control Panel\Adminstrative Tools\Computer Management\Storage\Disk Management. It lists my primary as "healthy" and has all my drives listed in bottom right window below including the second HD but it does not have a letter assigned to the second HD. If I right click on the second HD drive, it only allows three options; Convert to Dynamic Disk, Properties, and Help, yet cd-roms both and primary HD have the option to assign drive letters. It also states the both disks are online but the second is "unallocated". The second HD is NTFS as well as the primary. Any suggestions? The second HD has all my backed up files since the new HD is just a new xp pro.

Answer

This question was answered on January 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

COULD BE SIMPLE, CHECK THE JUMPERS ON THE BACK TO ENSURE THE SETTINGS ARE CORRECT, ALSO, CHECK THE LINES COMMING IN AND OUT OF THEM.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 22, 2004