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Hard Disks Drives only C appears

I just installed a new system using XP Professional. Have SATA Maxtor 120 as C and WD 120 IDE as secondary drive (should it be D??) with a CD/DVD recorder sony slave of the WD. When clicking on My Computer only drive C appears. When clicking on properties of Disk C it identifies all the Maxtor first, followed by WD, followed by floppy drive, followed by SOny CD/DVD. What did I do wrong? How come I do not have Drive C and D?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'm confused about what you're seeing.  

Make sure Windows sees all drives and has assigned drive letters to each.  You can also change the drive letters if you want to.  You can do this through disk management in Computer Management.
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stevenlewisCommented:
did you format the WD? if it isn't formatted it won't show up
format it from disk management
also right clidk (in disk management) and choose rescan disks
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quevedosAuthor Commented:
How do I get into disk management?
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quevedosAuthor Commented:
I got there.  Disk 1 (I guess WD) is Unallocated. How do I format it?
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stevenlewisCommented:
control panel, administrator tools, computer management, disk management
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stevenlewisCommented:
right click on it and choose format
Note: any data on there will be lost
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quevedosAuthor Commented:
Sorry but right click where?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Right click on the "Unallocated" disk and tell it to create a partition.  A wizard should start that will include the option to format it.  I would strongly suggest using the quick format as not using it can take 10-60 minutes.
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stevenlewisCommented:
step by step partition and format
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000
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quevedosAuthor Commented:
Should I doprimary partition or extended partition? Is "quick format" the same as primary partition?
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quevedosAuthor Commented:
Stevenlewis: you were very helpful. You should get the points!
Fernando
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quevedosAuthor Commented:
Should this be shared also by leew?
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stevenlewisCommented:
Yes, you can share the points,
Can I split the points?


Yes. Scroll down to the bottom of the question, just above the text box, and click the "Split Points" link. Select the radio button of the comment who you want to Accept as the Accepted Answer. Only one button can be selected. Set the point value (a text box above the comment) of how much you want this person to receive of the points. Then set the point values for each of the experts comments to whom you want to allocate points and these will be considered Assisted Answers in helping you resolve the issue. Double check your information and then click the Submit button at the bottom of the page. One note: the total points of the splits must equal the amount you asked the question for itself, and no person can receive fewer than 20 points.


leew, a pleasure working with you on this one :-)
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