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dlw

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Removed 2 hd's from a w2k pro box and installed them into a xp pro box.
xp found one, it's in My Computer as ''G" but shows it as unformatted.
Both are formatted with ntfs and have several gigs of data on them.
The second hd does not show up anywhere.
The first is Master the second is Slave. The jumpers are correct.

How do I solve this?

Edited by dlw, 12 August 2007 - 12:48 PM.

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Have you auto detect drives in the BIOS
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Yes, two drives "C" and "D".
The two DVD's are "E" and "F".
The two I installed today show as "G" and "I".
HD "H" is an external USB hd.

I changed slave to master and the master to slave.
They now both show up as "G" and "I".
However, "I" still needs to be formatted according to the sys.
It was formatted as an 'ntfs' drive when it was installed.

How do I get the sys to recognize "I" as an 'ntfs' drive?
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Start
Settings
Control panel
Administrative tools
Computer management
Disk management

You will be able to see all the drives there and be able delete, create, format drives.
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Yes, that's correct. I've been there several times.

The problem is that the drive shows as not being formatted when it already is.
I can not reformat it because there is several gigs of data on it.
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The C should be on the end of the cable and D should be in the middle.
Have you tried cable select?
Are you using an 80 core ribbon cable? or a 40 core?
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All three cables are 40 core.

Are you saying the locations of C and D will affect G and I?

C and D are on the primary leg of the IDE.
E and F are on the secondary leg of the IDE.
G and I are on the primary leg of an SIIG IDE controller.
The secondary leg of the SIIG IDE controller is not being used but might be in the future.
H is an external USB hd.
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You should be fine with that arrangement. As long as the primary master © is on the end and D in the middle of the cable.
At this point I would try new cable. 80 core is the latest and greatest. 40 core is old technology. It should work, but I have sen it do some funky stuff.
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