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Drive does not appear in "My Computer".

When this hard drive is connected as a secondary drive, windows XP says "new hardware detected" and it recognizes the drive as a Fujitsu dirve. The drive does not show up in "my computer". The drive is also recognized in the BIOS. It is hooked up to the IDE 2 port on the motherboard. The drive is physically spinning as well. The only problem seems to be that it cannot be accessed through windows.

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Let's see if Windows is still seeing the drive.

Click Start

Right click on My Computer

Left click on Manage

Left click on Disk Management

Take a look at the listed drives to see if the new one is there. If so the drive may need to be formatted correctly.

Let me know what you find.

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