posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 04:45 AM
I was running a bit low on space, so I scabbed the 8GB hard drive out of an old Xbox that was laying around, set it to be a slave, then plugged it in
(with much thanks due to Ed Littlefox).
It works alright, and comes up in the Device Manager tab . . . but that's ALL it comes up in!! And therein lies my problem. Every single HD
installation guide says that once you plug the thing in, Microsoft XP will pretty much handle the rest. Not so for me.
The first time I turned my comp on after attaching the new HD it automatically installed the "new hardware", and that was all. No formatting, no
assigning of drive numbers, nothing. There is no new drive in My Computer, and the Disk Management tab looks like this:
I don't understand how it can show up under the Device Manager section under the Hard Drives tab (so my comp recognizes it as a hard drive) saying
'This device is working properly,' but yet will not show up Disk Management.
The only things I can think of that I've done wrong is either I've told the new drive that it's the master instead of the slave drive, which I know
I haven't done, or the original hard drive is not set up to deal with a slave drive. I just took a pic of the labelling on the original
drive. Image here: Picture
The Jumper is set to 'Cable select' for the original HD, and 'Slave' for the new HD.