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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by SASMAN, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. SASMAN

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    Hi
    Im putting together my first pc for a HTPC.
    I have 2x sata hdd and 2 uide hdd installed, The problem im having problems in seeing them in "my computer", I can see them in the hardwear profile, Even if i uninstall them it sees them at boot up. I can see 1x of each, i have made sure i have master and slave on the uide drives.

    I dont know what i have done different on the sata drives.

    Am i missing something, What do i need to do to see and use them.

    I know this is probally a very easy thing, but im stumped.

    Wow im having problems at this stage even before iv started putting software on :oops:

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  2. Grumble

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    Hi sasman

    Have tried formating them?
    They need to be formated before windows can use them.
    Open "my computer" then right click on the drive you wish to format, and click on Format...
    The next window gives you various options NTFS or Fat32, etc.
    I would make sure that the box for "Quick Format" is ticked, otherwise you may be waiting a few hours, depending on the size of the drives.
     
  3. lisag

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    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management

    You may need to activate the drives in here before they will show as drives in My Computer

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  4. SASMAN

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    Hi
    Thanks for the info have sorted it now,
    In the end i had to install them one at a time, Not putting them in all at once.
    Funny why it worked on 2 but not the other 2.

    Tom
     

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