Only 1 of 3 HDDs is displayed by windows

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I just re-formatted my 3 HDDs & re-installed win2k, but it only recognises 1 of the 3 HDD.

I went into Control Panel, Add Hardware, and the 3 drives are already displayed there, and working properly.

All 3 HDDs were accessible, with win2k, prior to the new instal.

At boot-up, all 3 HDDs are displayed.
Primary-master
Primary-slave
Secondary-master
Secondary-slave (which is the CD)

I just formated the HDD(NTFS) as part of the win2k instal procedure.

If I go into Computer Management-->Storage-->Disk Management, it only shows the C-drive & CD ROM

However, System-->Device Manager, shows all 3 HDDs and that they are all "working properly"

but, they don't appear anywhere else (eg windows explorer)

any suggestions?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You need to FDisk and create partitions.

Windows sees ALL of your drives. If there is no filesystem on those drives, then windows CAN'T display it - the same reason you don't see your Linux partition in Windows on a dual-boot system.
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You need to FDisk and create partitions.

Windows sees ALL of your drives. If there is no filesystem on those drives, then windows CAN'T display it - the same reason you don't see your Linux partition in Windows on a dual-boot system.[/code]


The win2k disk doesn't have fdisk on it. I just searched for it.

I re-formatted my 2nd and 3rd HDDs to NTFS prior to re-installing win2k on my 1st HHD
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I'm going to take a guess that Win2K on the primary Master was installed as FAT32 - If so it won't see the NTFS drives. It's the most logical thing I can think of. If that's the case the Win2K drive can be converted to NTFS without reformatting. I can't remember the instructions on how to do that off the top of my head, but I know there are several here who do know. If not I can look it up.
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No, my C-drive is NTFS

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