Windows XP forum: Win Xp won't recognize SATA hard drive

by: servmitter January 25, 2007 11:03 PM PST

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Win Xp won't recognize SATA hard drive

by servmitter - 1/25/07 11:03 PM

I have an HP Media PC M400Y. It is a P4 3.0 Ghz with 1GB ram. It originally came with MCE2002. Last week I upgraded to MCE2005 to use the media extender feature with my new X-box 360.
Here is the problem and some background.

About a year ago, I had installed a second SATA hard drive, Seagate Baracuda 300GB, model ST3300831AS. This drive was plug and play into the motherboard and never had any issues. Before reformating the main C: drive, I moved all my valuable data on the SATA drive.

I then turned the PC off, removed the power and signal cables from the SATA drive. (I'm a novice, and didn't want to take any chances of erasing the SATA drive, while reformating the main C drive)

After installing MCE2005, I turned the PC off, reconnected the SATA power and signal cables. Now the problem is I can't see the SATA drive in My Computer, or BIOS.

The only reference to it that I see is during boot up screen. It reads something like
"Primary channel found... 286198 MB"
"Secondary channel not found "

Any suggestions on how to get my PC to read this drive would be very much appreciated. Sorry for the long message.

Serv

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