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upgraded ram and lost second hard drive-HELP!

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#1 msee


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

I have a Compaq Presario with Inetel Celeron CPU 2.66 GH with 2 GB ram running XP Home version 2002 with service pack 3. I recently upgraded my ram to the maximum on 2 GB as reccomended by Compaq. When I did, I lost my secondary hard drive. It's not showing up in the BIOS as being there either. Can anyone help?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:03 PM

Partition...or hard drive?

What does Disk Management reflect?

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter. Is partition/drive visible/listed?


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:58 PM

One other thought it is easy to knock the ribbon cable loose at either end when you are in there changing the memory.
With the computer off make sure the ribbon cable from the hard drives is tight at the Motherboard and the drives as well as the power connector to the drives. Might as well check the optical drive cables while in there.

I can not see a way that more memory by itself could cause this problem a simple loose cable issue is likely as the cause as long as we are talking a separate secondary drive.

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