New Hard Drive

I just recently bought a new Western Digital Hard Drive and have no idea how to set it up as a letter (D:, E:, etc). My computer recognizes it at boot up. I set it up as master and as a slave and can not get the computer to assign or map it a given letter.
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nascar_3Commented:
Need a little more info....

What's your Operating system?
When you say its being recognized at boot up, do you mean it shows up after its done booting, like in Windows Explorer, or just that it sees it during the POST screen, where it shows model number, etc.. ?
Also when you set the Master/Slave settings, you are changing the settings on your EXISTING Hard Drive also right?
The Existing hard drive would be configured for "Stand Alone" mode most likely and need to be set to Master/Slave opposite of what your setting the new drive to. If your not doing this, it will cause exactly the problem your seeing.

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magnus0Author Commented:
Hey thanks, i found out that if you do that, and have a ribbon IDE cable that has the one connection to the motherboard and the other 2 next to each other used for hard drive/cd-rom.... I found out that if you put the new HD on the middle one it will bring up some write protect errors. Thanks
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