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Sata drive shows up in bios but not in drive

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July 16, 2010 12:13:13 AM

Hi, I've looked around and it seems no one has a similar problem.
My computer is currently running on a PATA harddrive. It is on XP with SP3.
I added a second harddrive (SATA, Seagate 120GB) and it also has XP with SP3, but the OS has a few problems, so I was going to use it as a storage HDD. But when I boot into windows on the first harddrive, it doesn't show up in my computer, anywhere on disk management, nor in device manager. However if I change the boot order to use the second hard drive first, everything works fine. My motherboard is an ASUS A8V Deluxe Motherboard, so my second hard drive does not require a jumper. How do I get my second hDD to show up?
July 16, 2010 1:18:47 AM

You could try Setting the Jumper on your PATA Drive to slave the change boot order to boot from your Pata Drive, see if it shows up then.

I actually had this problem once, but it got fixed by making my boot IDE drive into a slave.

Also, you could Move all the files to your New Sata disk using http://clonezilla.org/
and start using the sata drive as your primary boot drive, then used the IDE drive as a Extra disk for Games or pictures or other things.
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July 16, 2010 1:38:15 AM

Yes, I am planning to do taht, but first I need to wipe the SATA as it has a few bugs in the OS. As such, I am trying to use my PATA drive to format it first, so I can reinstall the OS.
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July 16, 2010 1:56:15 AM

Here http://partedmagic.com/
Burn that onto a disc or put it on a flash drive and boot into it.

Then you can use the program on it called GParted to wipe the disk and format it.

If you need instructions on how to do those things, read this documentation, http://partedmagic.com/documentation.html

You'll want to make a LiveCD or LiveUSB.
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