Installing a slave hd

vbimport

#1

hi,
years ago i could install a new hd as a slave with no probs, now after turning grey, i seem to have lost my touch lol.

opened case, physically installed drive after setting the pins to slave.

when i go to “my computer” it doesnt show. when i go to device manager, it appears as “wdc wd1600sb-01rfao” this is the recently installed drive, i know its only a small drive but why throw it away when you can reuse it eh.

my computer cant find it and i cant see it and therefore cant use it, it also has some of my daughters old work on it , its not desperate but of course if i cant solve where i went wrong then i cant install a bigger hd at a later date.

many thanks to those who can help, yes it does appear in the bios (i forgot to say) as a slave

ron


#2

Hi,

if you added the HDD as slave on the same cable, make sure, your primary HDD is set to Master (not Cable Select).

Also, check WDC.com website for jumper instructions. I remember WD drives had some special jumper setting requirements.

Michael


#3

I thinking that it is because you need to go into disk managment, and format the drive, before windows will recognize it…


#4

[quote=harley2ride;2044868]I thinking that it is because you need to go into disk managment, and format the drive, before windows will recognize it…[/quote]:disagree: This is true for a brand new drive out of the box, but this one is formatted and it has data on it.


#5

You may have to [I][U]initialize[/U][/I] the drive in Disk Management to make it show up in Explorer (be sure not to [I]partition[/I] nor [I]format[/I] cause then you’ll stand to lose your data).