Try moving it to Master on the Secondary IDE channel.
>> Stay informed about: Windows is no longer assigning a drive letter to my second..
"Macy" wrote in message
> After having somes problems I backed up a few files and decided to do a
> install of XP Home. All of my hard drives and CD-ROM drives were assigned
> drive letters but now it won't assign my slave hard drive a letter (this
> after I've done the clean install). I've tried going to COMPUTER
> MANAGEMENT/DISK MANAGEMENT to assign the drive a letter but the option is
> darkened out. Windows recognizes the hard drive and says the STATUS is
> HEALTHLY (ACTIVE). This should be my D drive and it has always been in
> past. My C drive says HEALTHLY (SYSTEM). I've tried HELP AND SUPPORT and
> the Microsoft website to get answers but there is nothing that works.
> BIOS recognizes the hard drive. So the question is how comes Windows
> recognizes the hard drive but won't assign a drive letter automatically
> won't let me do it manually?