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Adding second drive to system

Basic issue I hope.
my old PC (Windows XP) died so have invested in new PC.
I have recovered the old Disc Drive (Samsung SP1614C) which has all my programmes on and the old XP OPS in a partition.
Have installed into new PC which has single drive ST350063 OAS SCSI (Seagate) and straped them together using the connectors in the PC.
The Vista Home premium will find the disc under the device manager but it has no letter assinment and cannot be found in explorer.
There is one DVD RW drive and four external drive outlets (USB) so D,E,F,G & h are used.
Basic problem can you help?

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  • jimbo1754 Dec 29, 2007

    Thanks Tom
    Its in the BIOS
    Jumper? No not fitted.
    Note on top of old drive says
    Master/Slave jumper not required for SATA.???
    I have 8 pins on the Samsung though but no instructions as to which if any are to be used.?

  • jimbo1754 Dec 29, 2007

    Thanks Tom
    Under Computer Management / Storage / Disc Management the added disc is visible.
    It's status is Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)
    I have managed to reassign the DVD and USB drives with new values to allow the renaming of the new disc.
    However, when I try to change the drive letter by right clicking over the name the only option I am given is to view properties.
    Right clicking over the right graphical area only shows the options but they are greyed out.



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Did you change jumper on the old drive to slave? Also check BIOS and see if has it listed.

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