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Windows XP/Hard disk problem


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#1 bbkhan

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:58 AM

Hi!

I bought a computer recently.
After I installed Windows XP and additionally installed motherboard chipset drivers (ASUS A8N-Sli Deluxe) the primary SATA Maxtor 160Gb disk (2 partitions, primary and logical) is shows as removable drive.

In comp there is another IDE HDD Maxtor ATA/100 120Gb disk (also 2 partitions, primary and logical) which is correctly shown as 'fixed' HDD.

Both disks works normally, but the feeling is not right...

Also, after OS installation I changed partition letters (except for C: - system partition), but t think this is not the problem...

Thanks in advance for your solutions to my problem...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:39 AM

Please list your other devices (ex CDroms, external storage, other removable media)

Was the drive listed as 'removable' prior to re-lettering?

Had you used the HD prior to the new system?

Does the bios recognize the hard drive correctly?

Is your motherboard bios up to date? There may be outstanding SATA issues with the original board bios.


There may be an issue with the hard drive itself. Read this for more information on testing it:

http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/maxtor....wYWdlPTE*&p_li=

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 01:44 AM

Thnx for your post...

There is a NEC ND-3500A DVD Rom inside, but none other external storage or removable media.

This is what happened...

- I installed windows xp
- then I changed drive letters and dvd-rom letter (except for C: system partition)

untill this moment was all ok...

- then i installed ASUS A8N Sli Deluxe chipset drivers and the SATA disk was correctly recognized as SATA disk (under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) and also 'became' removable disk...

No, I didn't used this disk prior to the new system...

BIOS recognizes SATA disk correctly... as SATA HDD...

Motherboard is quite new on market and the bios is up to date...

I will test the disk with PowerMax diagnostic tool...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:01 AM

I will test the disk with PowerMax diagnostic tool...

yes.
also, still winXP SP1? Professional?
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:07 AM

Yep...
Still Win XP Pro with SP1...
Hmmm....
Do you think are windows xp updates problems?
Is there a Windows XP update after SP1 which has something to do with SATA disk not being properly recognized???

Thnx...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:21 AM

Do you think are windows xp updates problems?

Not really.

Is there a Windows XP update after SP1

Yes, Service Pack 2.
It has conflicts with several programs released previously.
These conflicts involve all kinds of software programs.
The authors of these programs have been issuing patches of their own.
A long list of third-party vendors is published at microsoft.

With that said, since your hardware is new, perhaps it is sp2 compliant.
Backwards compatibility generally applies to these issues,
so my question was to determine exactly which update state you have.

There does exist quite a difference between sp1 & sp2 OS's.
Exactly what those differences are is still being examined by users.

Windows is not recognizing your SATA drive correctly.
Windows is recognizing your ATA 100 correctly.

BIOS "sees" them both correctly.

So it seems logical it is within the windows OS that fault lies.

When you go to your Event Viewer in Administrative Tools, do you see any warnings or errors listed in the log?
If so, exactly what are the names/numbers assigned to them?
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 03:30 AM

phawgg, thnx for your logical-thinking reply:)
- I didn't installed SP2 because many reported problems with it.

However, I cannot give you any additional information from Event Viever, because this Comp is my home comp...

I will post additional info when I am back at home...

Thank you all...




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