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2nd HDD installed as slave but still unloaded with software

I have been trying to get help since afternoon with no success.

I installed a 2nd HDD after the original hard drive ran out of space even after I had deleted some files. The 2nd (newly installed) HDD was partitioned using Windows XP and the system can detect it during booting.
My problem now is that I can't load anything onto this new hard drive which is installed as a slave.
My OS is Windows XP Home Edition.
Please help before my computer crashes.

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  • Technocrat2 Mar 10, 2008


    Ok brother. I installed a 2nd Had drive rated at 120gb. This drive has been as a slave, has been partitioned and formatted.

    The master hard drive contains the Windows XP HE OS and a host of application system and is running at full capacity.

    My problem now is that I can't transfer some of the software from the master hard drive so that I can run the computer with two hard drives.

    How can I achieve this?


  • Cisf May 11, 2010

    give more details ,. i don;t realy understand u;re problem! So the system can see the new disk (also it;s designated letter in u're windows ) but u;re unable to write data on it ?!



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So u;re saying that when u try to save what ever u're working on
 the system tells u that it is to full !? This does not mean that 
the system does not use both drives (u just didn't tell it what to do with the new one ...) !!!

- well u can try to move u;re work (not the software itself) on the new disk, and so it will free up the old disk (the one with the OS on it)

- u can try to reinstall the software on the new larger partitions on the new drive, and work there.

-but the best ting wold be to reinstall windows and all software on the larger disk (u can first try to just copy all data from u;re current C drive to a larger partition on the new disk (the partition that is set as active (so the system to know to boot from it)) and make this harddrive the primary one ...) (if the new disk is faster than the older drive, than u;re system will work a little faster ...)

- and another thing that u can do is to attach the new drive to the old one, so that the system would see just one big drive (the sum of the old and new one ! ) BUT this is very risky couse' u can lose all u're data if an error ocures, or if one drive dies...

 If i still don't get what u really want ... tell me ...

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Simple, if your hardware is working all OK do this:
AND DO THIS CUZ WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION lacks of the needed administrative tools.

Go to the net and find PARTITION MAGIG or PARTITION MANAGER... download the windows version of any of those and partition the HD with them.


2. PARTITION MUST BE NTFS (Windows XP version) that you will see in Partition Magic options...
3. If you format from Windows, disk must be intitialized as BASIC type.

if you do this and you suceed the HD will work, if not, it has a problem, either logical or physic.

Good Luck

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