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Hello, my problem is that i can't seem to get my second (built-in) 140gb hdd to store any data?! My first drive is almost completely full and keeps coming up with the low disk space warning! I was just wondering do i need to do something to 'activate' the drive or will it just automatically start using it?! Many thanks, Jonny

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  • Graeme van Malsen
    Graeme van Malsen May 11, 2010

    First of all, when you double click 'My computer' icon, do you see an icon in 'My computer' for your second hdd?

  • Chris Fourie May 11, 2010

    Is the drive being seen by your computer? Is it a SATA (Serial - ATA) drive? Does your BIOS read it?

  • Sibananda Jena
    Sibananda Jena May 11, 2010

    Pls clarify,wheather u can access ur 2nd hard disk in explorer or not...


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Make sure you configure the jumpers on the old drive correctly and connect only as a slave. Booting a PC with 2 hard disks, each with it's own OS and logical DOS partitions, without one configured properly as a slave, can irrepairably damage a PC.

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