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« on: November 29, 2004, 03:57:31 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:Windows XP
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Problem Hardware Make & Model:Western Digital 120g hard drive
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My question concerns my new hard drive. After I recieved excellent help from this form my system now recognizes my new hard drive. I have a two part question. First the drive is an IDE but the system is calling it a SCSI. It is attached to an ATA controller card. Is this normal. The second question concerns setting up the hard drive as a secondary device. I used Western Digital "Life Guard" tool to set up the hard drive as a storage device. I also used their tool to transfer data from my SCSI drive to the new drive. My problem is that I cannot run files from the new hard drive. Also telling me that I do not have "adequate space" but thedrive is empty. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 01:51:51 AM »

Hi buyer4fl ...
Did you FDisk and Format the New HDD first?
Also why is it connected to a Controller Card?
Hook the HDD with OS on it to IDE1 as Master and the 2nd HDD on the same IDE1 channel as Slave...

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2004, 02:03:17 PM »

Hi Cactus,

I had to use a contoller card because my system would not recognize this drive otherwise. My master drive is a SCSI drive. I have this IDE drive set as master per instructions with the controller card.

I used Western Digital's tools to format the drive.

The computer boots up fine from my original drive, I can see the second drive under "My computer" but two things happen when I transfer files. One I cannot access them and secondly it is not showing the total amount of storage I chould have.

Should I run FDisk on this drive even though it is telling me the disk is formated?

Thank you for your help
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