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New Hard Drive attached to Cerc ATA100 does not show up in Windows

Hi Guys,

Any help would be appreciated here. I am not familiar with Raid Controllers and am having a hard time getting the server to recognize a third hard drive.   I have a client with a Dell PowerEdge 400SC Server that I am trying to add an additional 120GB hard drive to for storage purposes.     Currently there are two 40GB Hard Drives in the Server running Windows Server 2003 Small Business.  The current 2 drives are configured as Raid 1.   When I attach the hard drive to the Controller card, the Controller Bios recognizes the hard drive, but Windows does not.   I am leary about how to configure this drive to show up in Windows so I can have extra storage space......?  Any insight would be helpful.   Please, any questions let me know as well, my information above is brief.

Jazz
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Have you gone to the disk manager?  Windows Server will not detect automatically, you will have to go to the disk manager and see if an unknown disc is listed there, if it is you can mark it as active, partition it and format for use...
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JazzanlexAuthor Commented:
Hi Peralesa,

Yes, I have gone into Disk Manager and Not Unknown Disc is listed here?  It also is not listed under device manager.  When I go into the Raid Utility, it shows up there as the WD 120GB drive, but Windows never sees it??   Do I have to somehow add it to the Raid Array, can it be just a storage drive??
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JazzanlexAuthor Commented:
Sorry....meant to say No Unknown Disc is Listed in Disk Manager
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JazzanlexAuthor Commented:
Peralesa, any thoughts??  Thanks in advance...
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Then you may have to enter the RAID manager you can usually get to that when you are in the boot up process and see if the RAID controller sees the disk.  If it does see that disc then you will have to initalize it in the raid controller for the operating system to see it.
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JazzanlexAuthor Commented:
Hi Peralesa,

The Raid Controller definately sees the disk, I have been in there, what exactly would initializing the disk do??  I simply don't want to screw around with the existing Raid Configuration?  

Thanks in Advance...

Jazz
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