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Dual Hard Drive Question

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#1 jpierce55


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:05 PM

I have my old IDE hdd with old data on it an purchased a new WD sata hd. Is there a way to get XP to recognize both drives? The device manager shows both, but only the IDE hdd shows under My Computer.....

I can't even seem to be able to do a dual boot setup, that was my original plan.

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#2 rowal5555


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:22 PM

Hi jpierce55. Welcome to BleepingComputer.

Have you changed the jumper on the back of your old drive to 'Slave'?

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#3 Platypus


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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:28 PM

The new drive is SATA so there's no need to change jumper settings on the IDE drive.

Has the new drive been partitioned and formatted? Until it is there's nothing that can be mounted and appear as a drive in My Computer or Explorer.
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Posted 18 April 2008 - 06:53 PM

right click on my computer manage disk management

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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