Problems adding a 2nd Hard Drive
Posted on 2003-10-30
I have a Dell Dimension 4400 computer as follows :
Dell Dimension 4400 2GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with 512K cache
3.5" 1.44 Floppy Drive
512MB DDR RAM
Maxtor 40GB Hard Drive
16x DVD Drive
24/40 IDE CD-RW
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home
I am trying to install a 2nd HDD (an Hitachi IC35L120AVV207-0 120Gb drive.)
Initially I want to install the drive and format it simply as a second drive to store data. Later I may want to clone the original 40Gb drive and switch them over.
I changed the jumpers on the 120 Gb drive to set it as a slave (I think, because the info is not very clear).
The original 40 Gb drive was set as Cable Select.
I connected the drives and booted up. The 2nd drive was not picked up. All other drives were reported as normal (i.e. C, D, and E)
I changed the jumpers on the 40 Gb drive to set them as Master and tried again.
Whereas the drive is not recognised and does not show up in Windows Explorer, when I looked at Install New Hardware it was recognised and reported that the drive was working normally.
What am I doing wrong and what should I do to get the 2nd drive up and running ?