80 gig and I cant get it in!!!

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Bob Barker Again
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O.K.

Never done this before so be gentle with me.

OS WIn 2K
30gig systemdrive IBM with 60 gig slave Maxtor
New 80gig Seagate as slave on CD ribbon.

I have been into BIOS setup put it on auto detect and the drive is there,

When I go into Hardware managment it tells me the drive is recognised and is working correctly.

When I go into My computer its not there.

I was advised to boot to Dos from the floppy and format the drive there.

This I did with some trepidation !
at the a prompt I typed format E: and then hit enter.
It told me that was an invalid entry so I tried F and got the same message.

This is where my HDD knowledge ends.

Im dying to have all that space on my PC.

Could anyone please help.
( In easy language please )

Thanks.

BBa

harlequin
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don't have 2000 here but in xp this is how you do it

my computer , right click
manage
storage
disk management (local)

all drives should show up whether formatted/partitioned or not
right click on partition/disk and then use format command to do what you need

Gary MacKenzie

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Bob Barker Again
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Thanks Gary.

Just one thing I am not sure about is should I enable file & folder compression.

BBa

harlequin
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quote:Originally posted by Bob Barker Again:
Thanks Gary.

Just one thing I am not sure about is should I enable file & folder compression.

BBa

i don't
nor file indexing.

Gary MacKenzie

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cstv
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Windows has come a long way recently (profound statement there, sorry about that)but if "file and folder compression" is anything like "disk compression" used to be... then it's evil! as in devil spawn! i once inherited a PC with a compressed drive which i couldn't format until it had been decompressed...? seems a bit silly to me... and with the 80GB you speak of, i don't really see the need...

Bob Barker Again
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Thanks all

Ive been messing with this trying to sort it out since Sunday!!

Sorted in 24 hrs with you chaps.

the drives in, formated and working.

Thanks again

BBA