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i'm adding some hard disk on my computer.when i on my computer the extra hard disk was detected by my computer but when i open My Computer the extra hard disk was not on there. What happen?

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Was the hard drive detected by your BIOS? Maybe windows/linux just didn't mount it automatically? I need some more information, what operating system are you using? –  Jeffrey Vandenborne Jan 26 '10 at 14:19
    
my hard drive did not detected my my BIOS only my primary hard disk was detected.my extra hard disk(secondary) was label No Jumper=DS(SLAVE)..what does it mean? –  Paul Jan 27 '10 at 10:21
    
i use ELITE motherboard..i think my extra hard disk is not compatible by my motherboard.. –  Paul Jan 27 '10 at 10:22
    
my processor is Intel(R) Pentium (R) D CPU 3.00GHz –  Paul Jan 27 '10 at 11:01
    
Please add this info to your question :) –  Ivo Flipse Jan 27 '10 at 11:09
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It probably needs to be formatted.

  1. Right-click on My Computer and select manage
  2. Expand out Storage on the left and click on "Disk Management"
  3. You should see your new disk located in the bottom-middle pane, probably labled "Disk 1"
  4. Right-click your unformatted disk and follow the prompts through the wizard to format it correctly.
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my extra hard disk have only 1 jumper and no pins allowed for the slave..only for master and cable select..can i use it as a master? –  Paul Jan 27 '10 at 10:28
    
i open disk management but only disk 0 is in there –  Paul Jan 27 '10 at 11:02
    
my primary hard disk was hook on the middle and the cd drive was hook on the end of the IDE. i unplug the IDE on the cd drive and i replace it with my extra hard disk. but my extra hard disk was label No Jumper=DS(SLAVE) so i use it as a master and i set my primary hard disk as a slave.. –  Paul Jan 28 '10 at 12:57
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Can you see the extra hard disk at the hard drives in Device manager? if yes,then it needs to be formatted.if not simply detect it manually or scan it.

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no..how to scan it? –  Paul Jan 27 '10 at 11:03
    
scan it with device manager.it should appear after, if succeed –  arman Jan 27 '10 at 12:03
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