Hoping someone can help me. I bought a new Samsung SP0802N 80G hard drive today and installed it. At first it came up with a error at the boot up stage. I then reset the jumpers so that one was the master and the other the slave.
My other HDD is a Maxtor 6Y060L0 60G.
Here is the problem. XP did not “detect” the new hard drive when I started it up, even when I have adjusted the jumpers. I can however see the new drive by going into My Computer > C: Drive > Properties > Hardware. It is there that I can see all the drives that I have installed, but it is not showing up as a single entity in My Computer. As a result I cannot access it.
I bought the new drive solely to put all my music, video and picture files from my camera and video camera. I have not formatted the new drive and it did not come with any software.
Looking at the jumpers, the original drive (maxtor) had the jumper setting for cable select. I have tried moving it to master and leaving the other jumper off the new HDD so it is set to slave. I also used the jumper setting on both the HDD’s for the cable select setting.
I also tried hitting the esc key at boot up and could see the drive via the BIOS screen (is that right?), but the up and down buttons or the enter key did not seem to work.
I have 2 other drives a CD burner and a DVD burner. It has to be something simple but I cannot figure it out and people I have spoken to are not sure either. The strange thing is that I can see the drive via the details listed.
Thanks to anyone for help they can provide.