3rd drive on IDE1

Discussion in 'Epox' started by RJAG, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. RJAG

    RJAG Guest

    I just switched my IDE channels/drives around to allow me to temporarily
    have three drive with my DVD-RW so as I can back-up all my data before
    removing the smallest drive.
    My problem is the BIOS on my 8KRA2+ recognises the drive as does device
    manager but 'My Computer' cant see it how do I format it.
    I used properties to populate it and the drive shows up as 238GB but still I
    cannot access it or format it.
    Trouble-shooter didn't help at all.
    Is this an issue with the BIOS (new drive on secondary slave) or with WinXP.

    I really need this to work.


    RJAG, Dec 1, 2005
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    DaveL Guest

    Try right clicking on My Computer and select manage. In Computer Management
    select Disk Management. Do you see the drive? You may be able to right
    click on it and select format. If this does not work you may have to boot
    up with the disk manufacturer's utility to format it.

    DaveL, Dec 1, 2005
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  3. RJAG

    RJAG Guest

    Champion Dave. I would have been stuck but its worked so far. You don't
    realise how long it takes to format 238GB until you have to do it.


    RJAG, Dec 1, 2005
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