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Old 12-05-01, 02:48 PM   #1
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Problem when adding a new hard drive with XP pro

I just added a second hard drive (Maxtor 60 gig 7200rpm) but when I go to explore it shows it as a cd drive. I know that I must format the thing, but how do I do that when XP tells me that is is a cd drive?

Help please.
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Old 12-05-01, 03:11 PM   #2
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I haven't used XP, but if it's anything like 2K you need to go into administrator tools->computer management->disk management and create the partition and format it. Then you can change the drive letters between the new drive and your cd.

Of course, be careful when creating the partition. Know which is your new drive and which is your old drive.
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Old 12-05-01, 05:47 PM   #3
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Just wanted to say thanks for the help X, worked like a charm.

New question... is there a way to name each drive? Like call the burner "burner" or the dvd drive "dvd"?
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Old 12-05-01, 05:54 PM   #4
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is there a way to name each drive? Like call the burner "burner" or the dvd drive "dvd"?
Don't think you can for those kinds of drives without doing something real weird in the OS or registry.
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Old 12-05-01, 06:32 PM   #5
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in XP.. if you rightclick the drive and go to properties.. you can name it there
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Old 12-05-01, 06:42 PM   #6
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in XP.. if you rightclick the drive and go to properties.. you can name it there
Interesting. Can't do that in 2K.
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Old 12-05-01, 06:48 PM   #7
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actually, Im pretty sure it can also be done from the properties tab in disk manager (in xp that is)
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Old 12-05-01, 06:51 PM   #8
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yup yup yup.. that worked.

Once again.. thanks!
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