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2nd SATA Hard Drive not appearing!


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GarrettZ

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I'm running Windows XP and I have 2 SATA Hard Drives...70GB and 200GB. I have installed XP onto the 70GB. When I goto "My Computer" only the 70GB Hard Drive is visible. The 200GB Hard Drive does appear in the BIOS and in the Device Manager, but I can't seem to have it appear in My Computer so that I can access it. Any suggestions?

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have you formatted the disc yet?
right click my computer, go to manage. select disk management. the new drive will likely show up as unformatted. select it, and format to whatever your other disk is (probably NTFS).
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Haha oh man, I should've remembered to do that. Too many things on my mind right now. Thanks man!
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no problem. happy to help out!
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no Problems with jumpers right? Did you check them. I don't see it as being a formating error. It would show in the bios even if it's not formated. Plus, when I installed duel hd on my comp using sata...The second one appeared in xp, but I couldn't use it unless it's formated. Check you connections again. I don't think the formating is the problem. But in any case, you should check to see if windows does see te hd. Thanks, hope I can help

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