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magic90

New HDD with win xp

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magic90    0

I have just installed a new 40 gig hdd.

When I go to the device manager it's there and working ok.

BUt how do I format it so win xp will recognise it.

I have partition magic but it wont work with win xp

Any help would be most appreciated

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Guest aMb   
Guest aMb

Well you shouldnt need to format, as they come preformatted. So it shows up under the Device Mananger, but not under My Computer as a drive?

Perhaps you do need to format it, Partition Magic 7 works with XP, although personally I would use FDISK in DOS.

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FthrJACK    0

yeah war child.. go on xp[/color:0549d3fc3b]lain more im interested too!! :rolleyes:

Sounds good, theres a few features in XP ive still not tried out, but id not even heard of this one!

and yes, a drive has to be formated and have at least one partition on it before you can use it, otherwise it just shows up in device manager and not in my computer :)

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right click "My Computer" -> "Manage"

"Computer Management" pops up, pick "Storage" -> "Disk Management"

There it is. It's almost like Partition Magic it's so easy.

(See attached)

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XPerties    0

holly s***...and I was worry about getting partitionmagic 7...dam, works great....Hey anyone want to buy a new program called Pertitionmagic 7....real cheep!:spaced

-Chris

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Guest LouCypher   
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That's been there since at least Windows NT 4.0.. Maybe not in the MMC interface, I think it was rdisk or something before. Same look though.

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Aaron    0

It may be a nice useful inbuilt disk management program, but it is [b:7a4897ea7d]very very[/b:7a4897ea7d] limited as to what it can do. Partition Magic 7 r00lz all the way.

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