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#1 KermitD

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:30 AM

I just bought a new barebones XFX kit from TigerDirect. It's all put together and running XP Home.

The computer came w/ a SATA HD. I added an IDE HD and an IDE DVD R/W. (There is one IDE slot on the MB.)

The BIOS Setup and Control Panel>System>Hardware both see both HDs and the DVD.

"My Computer" shows the SATA HD and the DVD, but doesn't see the IDE HD. I have swapped the jumpers on the IDE devices so that, at one time or another, the DVD was Master or the HD was Master. This didn't change the problem.

I installed HD Health and it shows both HDs as being "Excellent".

Has anyone run into this problem before?
What's going on, here?

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:29 PM

right click on my computer, manage, disk management

you will need to initalize and format for windows to see it
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

Thanks. It sees the HD but labels it "Unallocated". What does that mean?
I installed it after XP was loaded. Plug-n-play found it and loaded the driver for it.
What do you mean "Initialize"?
And if by "format" you mean "re-format", it has all the files I wanted to transport from my old computer to the new one.
I'm talking Address Book, Email Inbox and Sent Items, photos, music, Autolisp and VBasic programs I have written. Probably 4 gig worth.
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 04:06 PM

if you had files on it then the drive is not connected correctly or has died

what brand of ide hard drive?

Edited by DaChew, 08 May 2008 - 04:08 PM.

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