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second HDD drive detecting but not working

xdenttim
  • 58 months ago

UPDATE: FIXED

i installed a second HDD from seagate same kind as my original Seagate barracuda 7200 rpm 1tb

the first drive is my boot drive and my main storage but now the second drive has been added and it detected but when i go to drive manager it won't give me a option to give it a drive letter its detecting its there and the firmware is up to date from what seagate site and windows it saying. the drive is a used drive but i wiped it clean but not working now the drive is working i can here it and it showing in Hwmonitor.

but my problem is that i can't give it a drive letter is there something i missing it allocated but not working i need help?

thanks for reading/replying

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

This happens when u wipe the drive clean instead of a plain format.. The boot sector which houses the drive signature itself gets deleted.....

Method 1. If u have a windows xp cd/usb, boot from it with only the new(wiped) drive connected & run the first part of xp setup.. After xp setup locates the drive & formats it, exit setup & boot from ur original drive. Your new drive(wiped) drive will automatically be recognized..

Method2. Download "Partition Wizard Bootable" from here "http://www.partitionwizard.com/partition-wizard-bootable-cd.html" and burn it to cd/usb & boot from it with only the wiped new drive attached. Locate the disk & create any capacity/type partiton & exit..

Hope this helps!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

i try method 2 i don't own windows xp

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you that worked

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

U r more than welcome.. !!

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