I have a SATA drive that won't boot into Windows so I installed a small IDE drive (20 GB), loaded Windows onto it and use that to boot the computer. Now how do I access the other drive? Do I need to do something in BIOS to make the SATA drive a slave? I changed BIOS to make CD ROM 1st boot priority and IDE drive second priority. The drive doesn't show up in Windows Explorer and Disk Management does not see it. I want to save the data to an external drive before I try and run recovery on the SATA disk.
Is the drive toast if it is not recognized?
I appreciate any help.