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Hey guys, so my PC got super full, and it was time for me to save all my progress and format. Problem is, once I re-installed Windows XP again, when it was done and ready...I found that my PC wasn't reading my extra 2 hard drives I bought.

How can I make my PC read my other 2 hard drives (E and F) without deleting anything or re-formatting again? Anyone please, help me!

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They should have auto detected..  Also make sure that you installed all of the drivers for your motherboard.  If you didn't there is a good chance that any SATA drives, like dlewis pointed out, will not show up until the drivers are installed. 

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Are these new hard drives?

Go to - Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and see if those hard drives show up in there.  They may need to be set up.

What do you mean by "new"? I had them before, and everytime I logged into Windows, I clicked on "My Computer" and you could see "Drive C;D;E" and I think I had an F too.

I think they are SATA drives, and when I click on my device manager, it shows that they're in there, but I can't see them when I click on "My Computer" so now I'm running out of disk space and I need to use the other drives to fit more files.

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Are these new hard drives?

Go to - Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and see if those hard drives show up in there.  They may need to be set up.

They are showing there, and it has a green bar on top of both of the drives that aren't being used. Disk 0, Disk 1, and Disk 2. It says they are online, but how can I get them to be set up?

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