2nd HARD DRIVE FORMAT IN XP

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shaduf
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Joined: Nov 18 2002

The second hard drive (D) fitted to my Fujitsu Pentium 4 running Windows XP failed the other night. In doing so it removed the system drive (C) and itself from the bios. When I removed the second drive the bios immediately detected the system drive and the computer functions normally without my second drive.
I have today fitted a Western Digital 120Gb as a new second drive. The bios immediately recognised it for what it was and XP shows it in device manager. Windows has not assigned a drive letter to it but has still kept my cd rom drives as E and F and left D unallocated.
I had assumed it would have called the drive D and allowed me to access it in Explorer and format it from there.
Since it hasn’t done that I am lost as to how I format my new drive.
I have looked up previous postings but none seem quite relevant. It must be simple? As everything seems to know it is there.

g3vbl
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Joined: Sep 9 2000

Try: Control Panel|Administrative Tools|Computer Management|Storage|Disk Management right-click will give you the options.

shaduf
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Joined: Nov 18 2002

Thanks g3vbl.

Worked a treat - now to have some fun with the video editor.

Thanks again.

Shaduf