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Adding 2nd hdd

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July 18, 2010 12:53:01 AM

Hello,
mobo p4v8x-x does not see sata hdd. Using ide hdd with xp and trying to up grade to larger sata 160Gb hdd.

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a c 143 G Storage
July 18, 2010 1:06:06 AM

Does it see it in the BIOS??

Have you went into your Disk Management screen and format your new hard drive so it will show up in your My Computer
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July 18, 2010 1:21:21 AM

tecmo34 said:
Does it see it in the BIOS??

Have you went into your Disk Management screen and format your new hard drive so it will show up in your My Computer

It does not show up anywhere, I have tried installing as master, slave and as the only drive. The Motherboard is an older one and the comp has been used ide up till now. The ide hdd is full and I would like to replace it with 160Gb sata. Mobo has two sata connections. I replaced the 160 with 1Tb in the other computer so it works fine with an all sata motherboard. I cleaned up but left xp on it. The hdd is a stargate.
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July 18, 2010 1:23:44 AM

tecmo34 said:
Does it see it in the BIOS??

Have you went into your Disk Management screen and format your new hard drive so it will show up in your My Computer

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July 18, 2010 1:30:45 AM

I did go into disk management and bios, nothing. Also tried jumper to set it to Sata 1 and load as only hdd and nothing. I have tried to find some way to make sure the mobo sata connections are active but have not found anything yet. Thanks
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a c 143 G Storage
July 18, 2010 1:44:48 AM

Do you have a SATA DVD drive to try to see if the SATA connections are active.
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July 18, 2010 1:49:39 AM

Yes, I will pull one out of the other computer and see what happens.
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July 18, 2010 3:16:20 AM

With the old ide drive operating I connected an sata cd disk drive and booted up and lo and behold there it is along with the sata hdd which will not show up in bios. All drives show up in disk management but cannot change drive letters. Neither sata drive shows up in bios but will be working on that. Thanks for the help.
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