Thanks for your response. Downloaded the free partition software and used it to activate the drive and re-assign a new drive letter. Though it wont let me choose (:d) as a drive letter, i can live with it.
Also, rather than it be a separate drive with its own folder structure, do you know if i can use it to just extend my c: drive, so when my c: gets full it just uses the 2nd drive to extend.
Thanks for your help