harddrive not showing up on my computer

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i just got a new 250 gb hard drive and it;s picked up on boot and device manger but doesn't show in my computer.

i have tried it in on cable select and set to slave and still nothing
tired add new hardware and nothing
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Right click My Computer
Select Manage
Click on Disk Management

Do you see your hard drive listed without a drive letter? This would be down at the bottom where there is a graphical representation of your drives. If it is there right click it and select the option to assign a drive letter.
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i have now set it as d:/ i just gotta wait for it to format hehe thanks dude knew coming here would pay off hehe
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Glad I could help.
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ok now that i got it to show adn work :) my first hdd has two partitions on one as a back up for windows. is there a way a can make a copy of this disk including the back up?
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Let me try and understand what you want to do.

You have one hard drive with two partitions. The first partition being your OS install and the second partition is a backup of the first partition? Is that what you want to make a copy of? Where do you want to copy it to? The new hard drive? CD? DVD?
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yeah thats what i want to copy and i want to copy this to the 250GB one
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You could use the native Windows Back-up tool to do this.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... uly14.mspx
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i guess that would work but i do not have a winxp disk one didn't come with my comp :( i was thinking of booting another hard drive then copy xp to the new as i cant copy it whiles it;s being used
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You shouldn't need the disk as ntbackup should already be installed.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Do you want the 250GB hard drive to boot XP?
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yeah i wonna make 250 my main hard drive and then use my 80 GB as the back up as flip it ova so to speak

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