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Two Sata hard drive one is detected in bios but not in disk management

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August 27, 2009 4:01:40 AM

I have a asus P5S MX SE motherboard with windows xp 2gb ram 160 gb sata hard drive, now my brother give me his 500gb seagate sata hard drive when i installed it in my computer the two hard drives was detected in bios and when i check it on windows the 500gb sata hdd was not in there, i ask my brother if it is working then he told it was in good condition he even has his files on it, And then I brought that 500gb hdd in my office and try to connect it in my unit at office it was detected and i even saw the old files on it, then i decided to reformat it and deleted the partitions, Then when i got home, i installed it again in my computer again it was detected in bios but it did not showed up in windos, i know that it will not show up in my computer coz i've deleted the partitions i checked it in disk management but sad to say only the 160gb sata hdd showed up.... :(  pls help me with this one...

btw i already upgraded my xp sp2 to sp3.... pls help
Thanks in advance!!!
August 27, 2009 5:02:26 AM

Disk management, and make it active and assign it a letter.
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August 27, 2009 5:07:56 AM

daship said:
Disk management, and make it active and assign it a letter.


I've already tried and go to disk management but it does'nt show on disk management only my 160gb is showing on the disk management...
thanks for the time..:D  any other suggestion?0
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August 27, 2009 5:09:58 AM

ya run teamviewer and let me have a look see
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August 27, 2009 5:12:10 AM

roadrunner197069@yahoo.com msn/or yahoo messenger
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August 27, 2009 5:17:48 AM

Well you gonna or what?
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August 27, 2009 5:17:59 AM

daship said:
ya run teamviewer and let me have a look see


sorry but im at work right now...
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August 27, 2009 5:21:45 AM

Look me up tomorrow after noon and ill have a look for you.
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August 27, 2009 5:26:42 AM

You might have plugged it into a raid port, and its not showing cause your raid isnt setup.
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August 27, 2009 5:50:54 AM

daship said:
You might have plugged it into a raid port, and its not showing cause your raid isnt setup.

How do i Know if i plugged it into a raid port and how to set up the raid por†?
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August 27, 2009 5:59:10 AM

If you plgged it into a different color sata port then the other drive then it is. Ususally sata ports are red, not always,
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August 27, 2009 6:06:06 AM

daship said:
If you plgged it into a different color sata port then the other drive then it is. Ususally sata ports are red, not always,

You mean the sata cable? If it is , then you're right my 160 is connected via yellow sata cable while the other on is red..DO you think thats the problem?
Thanks!!
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August 27, 2009 6:09:17 AM

cable color aint important but actual port on motherboard is.
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