Re: 2nd Hard Disk not assigned drive letter.

Re: 2nd Hard Disk not assigned drive letter.

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Posted by Henry on December 29, 2001 at 08:29:52:

In Reply to: 2nd Hard Disk not assigned drive letter. posted by tesla on December 28, 2001 at 14:17:22:

: Long winded questions are boring so I'll keep it breif...

: I am running Win XP; IDE1 master is an 8.4GB HDD, IDE1 slave is a DVD player. I have installed to IDE2 master a
: new Maxtor(4D040H2)40Gb and connected the IDE2 slave to a CD writer. Jumpers on the back are set accordingly.

: Win XP boots up and recoignises the devices at the start up. However, Win XP has not assigned a drive letter to the new hard drive albeit it has kept the assigned drive letters for the original hard drive(C), DVD player(D) and CD writer(E).

: Why is this? and how do I correct it?

: thanks for your help,
: Tesla

: ps Happy New Year.

Did you setup the new arrangement in CMOS Setup? If NO, enter CMOS Setup and autodetect your IDE devices.

If autodetect does not recognize the FULL 40 GB HDD capacity (MAY NOT recognize the new HDD at all) then you have a BIOS limitation - DO NOT TRY to use the drive anyway - it will make matters worse. There are some good ways to get your HDD in service; post again if you need them.

Good Luck,

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