Hooked up the EIDE first, did the basic BIOS settings,
loaded XP, XP worked, everything going great, loaded
some anti-spyware, anti virus, etc.
Then hooked up the 2 SATA drives.
WD, came with a CD with setup etc on it.
Restarted with the setup CD in, XP found
1 drive, got it formatted, so far so good.
Wouldn't find the other SATA drive.
Should I have just hooked one up and
did the setup at a time?
Tried unhooking the responsive drive,
restarted, shut down, restarted, then
shut down and hooked it up again,
still no go.
PROBLEM - assembled the unit in less than
optimum situation, the EIDE and the 2nd
SATA drive suffered a fall during assembly.
Tried hooking the non-responsive SATA drive
with the alternate cabling setup with the
4 pin legacy power cable, in doing so,
inadvertently left the EIDE / C drive
unpowered. On startup, of course there
was an error in loading the OS from the
unplugged EIDE / C drive.
Plugged in the C drive, restarted, STILL
getting "error loading OS". Checking
cables, hookups, still same problem.
Is that likely a drive problem, or maybe
something that can be reset in the BIOS?
I've got to finish all the little setup items,
but being XP worked fine before, did I
trash the EIDE drive somehow? Or is
there anything I can try to get it back?
I suppose the non-responsive SATA drive
is just expensive trash because of the
fall it suffered?
Thanks for any helpful suggestions!
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