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Well i have my os on my sata and deleted the partition on the ide so I can use it as storage and windows is not recognizing it. But in my computer/manage/device management it is.
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you need to make a partition again. If you have xp pro, right click on my computer and go to "manage," then go to storage then disk management. right click on the drive and go "format". It should be useable after you do that.

I'm not sure if this still works in xp home, but it might.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
you need to make a partition again. If you have xp pro, right click on my computer and go to "manage," then go to storage then disk management. right click on the drive and go "format". It should be useable after you do that.

I'm not sure if this still works in xp home, but it might.
So it's diffrent since I'm using a sata and Ide? Because when I had two Ide's I had windows on one and then the other had no partition on it and it worked just fine.
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Being SATA and IDE make no differance, you will always need the drive to be formatted. I would guess last time you just reformatted the drive. If you delete a partition and don't format the drive again, you won't be able to use it untill you format it again.

(edit) that was worded a little poorly, because if you have several partitions on the same drive, you wouldn't need to format the entire drive again, just the unformatted area.

Once you format your drive, it should work just fine.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
Being SATA and IDE make no difference, you will always need the drive to be formatted. I would guess last time you just reformatted the drive. If you delete a partition and don't format the drive again, you won't be able to use it until you format it again.

(edit) that was worded a little poorly, because if you have several partitions on the same drive, you wouldn't need to format the entire drive again, just the unformatted area.

Once you format your drive, it should work just fine.
Thanx formatting right now and yes creating a partition works the same in home edition. Thank you have a rep! Duh I don't know why I forgot about formatting the drive I havn't been using computers for a while must have slipped my mind lolz!
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