Intel Mother Board and 2nd SATA2 attach problem

I have following configurations:


OS Name Windows XP Professional
OS Platform NT Platform
OS Version Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
OS Type Workstation
Kernel Type Multiprocessor Free
Service Pack Service Pack 2


Motherboard: Intel -> DG965RY
M.B Version: AAD41691-205

Processor Type: Central Processor
Processor Family: Specific Pentium Version
Manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation
Processor Version: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz


Model ID: ST3250824AS
Model Name: Barracuda 7200.9 250824
Form Factor: 3.5"
Interface: Serial ATA II (SATA II)
Capacity: 250 GB
Recording Surface: 4
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

Controller: Tertiary Controller
Position: Master Drive
Supported ATA Standard: ATA-1, ATA-2, ATA-3, ATA-4, ATA-5, ATA-6, ATA-7

If I want to attach second hard disk with the same configuration of master hard disk, then system doesn't show second hard disk altogether or new hard disk begin to malfunction. Such as suddenly begin to give sounds like TICK, TICK TICK. Suddenly vanishes from the 'MY COMPUTER' drives. Suddenly denies to copy paste functions.

Can anybody help me in this regards

Thanks in advance
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  1. Run the Seagate Diagnostic/Repair software off a floppy, can download it from the the Seagate sight assuming both drives are Seagates, other wise get the software from the mfg web site. Try a different SATA connector. Are both drives recognized in the BIOS and Windows?
  2. Hi!
    Yes BIOS shows both SATA drives. But Win XP doesn't load or simply hangs while starting up [booting up].

    NOTE: It happens when I attach second SATA drive with system. If only one SATA is attached, then WIN XP boots normally.

  3. In the BIOS make sure the SATA with the OS is number one and the other is number 2. Try a different connector and/cable
  4. Thanks for quick reply.

    I have used three different cables/connecters which were working fine with primary SATA drive on other compurters and on my computer. But when I use these cables, then problem starts.

    2- I have checked in Bios. Primary SATA is above the secondary SATA in order.

    Can you explain a little bit what about OS attach you mean?

    Thanks in advance
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