>> What he means it that you need to format it.
>>> You need to set it up in Disk Management.
>>> Right click My Computer,, Manage, Disk management.
>>>> I recently recieved a Maxtor 40 GB Hard drive. i have installed
>>>> everything Correctly ie. Power, Cable, ect. I have tried every single
>>>> configuration of Jumper settings.
>>>> It was reconized in bios, but it wouldn't come up as an icon in Xp.
>>>> I have Xp Home W/SP2
>>>> I appreciate all the help i can get.
Quote:> well, yes and no...
Notwithstanding "barry's" cryptic comment, I would guess that Ron's
recommendation is correct. It's a very common occurrence among users who
purchase a brand-new hard drive, install it in their computer, and then
wonder why it's not "seen" by the system.
Understand that if you've connected/configured the drive properly, as
apparently you have, the disk *will* be recognized by your motherboard's
BIOS and even in Device Manager. But that does not mean that the operating
system will recognize it. As Ron points out you must partition & format that
drive before it is usable.
And forget about the fact that it doesn't "come up as an icon". After you've
partitioned/formatted the drive, check in My Computer and/or Windows
Explorer to ensure the drive is recognized.
Now, having said all that -- if you *have* correctly
connected/configured/partitioned/formatted the disk and it still isn't being
recognized by the OS, that's a different problem...