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Got my new build up and running, however, my SATA2 second HDD is not shown in My Computer or Windows Explorer, it is however being recognised at boot up. I have 2 x Samsung SpinPoint HD501LJ 500GB SATAII Hard Drives and a LG SATA2 DVD Drive.
The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R Socket 775 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard.

I have connected the SATA drives to the following mobo connectors:
HDD 1 © connected to SATA2 0
HDD 2 connected to SATA2 1
DVD connected to SATA2 2

Windows Explorer & My computer only shows C & D drives (HDD & DVD Drives). Swapped over the HDD2 & DVD connectors on mobo but made no difference.

This is my first use of SATA drives, I don't want a RAID configuration, only a Primary HDD, Secondary HDD & DVD drives.

Until I can get the pc to recognise the second HDD, I can't format it.

Appreciate any help on this.

TIA
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Forgot to add, the OS is XP Pro with SP2.
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Ignore....on my way to resolving problem.

Formatting drive through administrative tools/disc management...500 GB, should take a wee while.
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