HDD Problem Tags: Hard Drives Device Manager Media Center Windows XP Storage Last response: April 12, 2006 5:59 PM in Storage Share 5n7p3r April 11, 2006 2:34:40 PM First are PATA and ATA 133 the same ? I got a new HDD yesterday. It shows up on BIOS and on Windows XP Media Center Device Manager but does not show on My Computer. I have SP2 installed My motherboard - http://www.motherboard.cz/mb/gigabyte/8S661FXM-RZ.htm Anyone help me out ? Thanks in advance More about : hdd problem Pain April 11, 2006 3:14:08 PM pata is the same as ata133. P = parallel. Go into disk manager and create a partition on the disk then format it. sturm a b G Storage April 12, 2006 3:27:43 PM Pain is correct. You need to make a partition and format it before it will show up in My Computer. Youll need to go into the disk management utility to format it in windows. Pata is not exactly ata 133. It covers the whole ata spectrum from ata 33, ata 66, ata 100 and ata 133. People use pata to distinguish between sata and the old ata. Related resources Weird Problem on my HDD - Forum Hard Disk Drive (HDD) problem - Forum Pc problem, hdd maybe? - Forum help! HDD problem? Hp P-7 1414 windows 8.1 - Forum Problem connecting Notebook's HDD to SATA cable. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Sonic_Reducer April 12, 2006 4:20:45 PM you just have do make the partition system and the formating it it will go smooth 5n7p3r April 12, 2006 5:59:22 PM Its working after I partitoned it. Thanks for your help :wink: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBoot Priorities problem: SSD & HDD Forum SolvedPlease Help HDD problem Forum Solvedhow to fix HDD problem to install windows 7? Forum SolvedProblem with Migrate for Win 8.1 from HDD to RAID0 (2xSSD) Forum SolvedHave problem with OEM Win 7 64-bit installed on older machine that was upgraded with new memory, reformatted HDD for use by wi Forum Solvedhdd instalation problem Forum SolvedDead HDD Problem Forum SolvedIf I use a SATA 3 SSD , and a SATA 2 HDD is there any problem? Forum Solved3TB HDD (Partition problem) Forum Solvedproblem with new HDD Forum Solved80GB HDD, FAT32 formatted w/ USB case used as MP3 device in car problem Forum SolvedHaving a bad sector problem with a Seagate HDD in a new Lenovo notebook Forum SolvedOdd Seagate HDD Problem - Please Help! Forum SolvedHdd problem, i dont know what Forum SolvedWD HDD problem in my PC Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !