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Yes, the hard drives are both shown.

My second hard drive is just for back up. There is no OS loaded on it.
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The problem is that the XP CD you are using will not recognize SATA hard drives.
The proper solution is to slipstream the sata driver into the CD, but a possible quick solution that MAY work is to
"go to the BIOS setup, & change the disk controller setting from AHCI to IDE. might worth the try."
Then boot to the CD and see if it will now enter Recovery Console.
I am signing off for tonight. back about 1800hrs.
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The disk that came with the computer will load. The disk that came with my computer pre SATA hard drives, won't recognize. I guess that's why. My problem is the recovery gets hung up on "examining drive" every time and won't advance.
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Pls do as I suggest otherwise it is waste of time me trying to help.
Try the BIOS and then the disk.
There is nothing to lose.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 29 June 2010 - 02:51 PM.

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I'm not quite sure how to do that... I'll need to know a little more specifically on where to find that in the BIOS.
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Go to setup please usually F2 or Delete, keep pressing immediately computer posts.
As above where you went before.
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Yes, I know how to get into BIOS. What I don't know is where the option to switch from ACHI to IDE is. I've looked in every menu and can't find it.
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http://www.mydigital...e-on-ahci-mode/
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