By Cudmasters Los ·
i connected a new hard drive, and it shows up on disk management, but, there is a red circle with a minus sign through it.Also, it will not allow me to format it. What am i missing?


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which windows version?

by CG IT In reply to IDE/SATA USB Adapter

if you right click the drive in question, in the menu, is there a setting for activate?

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right click

by Cudmasters Los In reply to which windows version?

it only offers properties, and help. new partition is grayed out

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by oldbaritone In reply to IDE/SATA USB Adapter

Did you connect the drive after the system booted? Try a reboot.

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figured it out

by Cudmasters Los In reply to Reboot?

there was a wizard under disk management. So i ran it and was able to partition it. the disk wizard has now disapeared.

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