View Full Version : Hard Drive Problem

10-30-02, 12:25 PM
i just installed a new hard drive in a friends computer. It is a maxtor diamond max ata133 40g. It shows up fine in the bios and device manager, but not under my computer so i can format it. It is set up as the primary slave on the same channel as my primary hd. I also put it in my computer to format it and it does the same thing. Anyone have any advice?

10-30-02, 12:54 PM
Before you can format, you need to create a parition, or partitions. This can be done with Fdisk usually on a Win98Boot disk run in Dos Mode, or get Parition Magic and use the setup boot disks.

10-31-02, 04:15 PM
FastM is right. What OS do you have? If you have XP or 2000, you should be able to do what you need within windows.