New Drive in bios, Device Manager not in disk managment
Posted on 2006-07-09
I have Western Digital 80 Gig drive that is running on my IDE1 channel as primary master. I have attached another Western digital 10 Gig drive on my IDE1 channel as primary slave. The bios detects it, and boots into windows with no problems.
The drive appears in device manager, however it is not appearing disk managment. I would assume that it would appear there as I have done this serveral times with other drives and it worked fine. I am not sure if the disk is formatted or partioned, but I can verify the disk is in perfect workign order as I have removed it from my xbox.
I am thinking maybe the file structure that it had on the xbox has soemthing to do with this, however I am unable to format it. I am thinking of putting the windows xp install cd in and formatting through there and exiting the install after the format is complete, or using another form of NTFS formatting using a boot disk. Can anyone offer a solution.