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Being able to use disk manager on a second IDE drive

I added a second 40 GB IDE drive to my Windows 2003 server. I can see it in disk manager, but the only option available to me is delete partition. The system does not see it under My Computer. I think it probably has something to do with either the jumper settings on the hard drives, BIOS setup or both.

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I think, it isn't a new drive, because a partition ia visible and the file system isn't accessible.
Seems to be a used disk from another computer. May be, its a unix-formatted partition (Ext2/3)
These Partitions are visible, but not accessible.

The disk itself and the cabeling are ok, otherwise you cant see the disk in the Disk Manager.
Try to boot the computer with a special CD - any kind of Partition Manager (Partition Magic ?) and inspect the disk.
The Filesystem must be: Fat32 or NTFS, otherwise its not readable for Windows 2003.

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Did you connect it to a spare IDE cable or an existing cable which was connected to the first hard disk or CD Drive?

Is BIOS able to recognize it? Go to the BIOS settings and check.

But since you are able to see it in the disk manager, it should be connected okay.

This is a new drive right? So what is the problem in deleting the existing partition and recreating it? BTW, what is the partition size?

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