Help!! I have installed a Seagate 250GB SATA drive loaded Windows XP on a ASUS K8V SE Delux motherboard. This set up is up and working fine.
I now need to add a second 160 GB MAXTOR SATA drive that has important data files on it. I would appreciate any advice on if a second drive can be installed without destroying the existing data. I have plugged in SATA data and power cables n rebooted the pc, the drive doesnt show up in My Computer, but shows as active in the windows diskmgmt.msc. utility. Any advice would be much appreciated.
In Disk Management, the drive is labeled Disk1 and shows as 152.66GB NTFS, Healthy (Active).
In the lower graphical panel the new disk installed is shown as Disk 0 (C 232.88GB NTFS Healthy (system) all on a white background.
Below that the disc I am trying to access is shown as Disk 1 152.66GB Healthy (active) all on a white backgound. It has no drive letter assigned to it. When I right click I only have options to delete partition!
When I open 'My Computer' only the C drive is shown!
in disk management right click on the drive (the left bar) and select activate (i think it was activate, or initialise), if thats not available, right click on the patition information on the right and select change (or assign) drive letters and tell it a new drive letter to use incase there isnt one assigned for the drive.