How to access a new hard drive?


I have recently installed a second harddrive onto my computer, after i reloaded windows, i got the popup that said detected harddrive and is installed but i dont see a letter where i can access this harddrive..can u help thanks


This question was answered on March 13, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In order to access your harddrive you will have to partition the drive before you can use it

1 Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, or insert the first Windows XP Setup disk into the floppy disk drive, and then restart the computer.

2 If you are starting the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do this.

3.At the Welcome to Setup page, press ENTER.

4 Press F8 to accept the Windows XP Licensing Agreement.

5 If an existing Windows XP installation is detected, you are prompted to repair it To bypass the repair, press ESC.

6 All the existing partitions and the unpartitioned spaces are listed for each physical hard disk Use the ARROW keys to select the partition or the unpartitioned space where you want to create a new partition.

7 Type the size in megabytes (MB) that you want to use for the new partition, and then press ENTER, or just press ENTER to create the partition with the maximum size.

8 Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create additional partitions if you want them.

9 Select the format option that you want to use for the partition, and then press ENTER.

10.After the Windows Setup program formats the partition, follow the instructions that appear on the screen to continue After the Windows Setup program is completed, you can use the Disk Management tools in Windows XP to create or format more partitions.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 13, 2005