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After a somewhat difficult build (still ongoing) I find I'm unable to get Windows XP Pro to recognize my WD HDD SATA 320 GB drive. Bios recognizes it but not the OS.

The Raptor (boot drive) & the IDE HDD are OK.

 

Any ideas?

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If the bios can see the drive but windows cant, it could be a driver problem.

 

google your disk for drivers and get knoppix or any other *nix you want see if you cant see it from there.

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I don't believe there are any drivers other than the Windows versions. Also the drive is listed as working properly in Device Manager.

WD lists drivers for SATA controller cards. Shouldn't the nVidia drivers be sufficient?

I've tried the 320 GB HDD in different SATA mobo connectors with the same reult.

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Have you tried initiliazing it using the windows Disk Management thingy

 

'Administrative Tools' --> 'Computer Management' --> 'Disk Management'

 

Does it show in the list of drives in Disk management?

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Have you tried initiliazing it using the windows Disk Management thingy

 

'Administrative Tools' --> 'Computer Management' --> 'Disk Management'

 

Does it show in the list of drives in Disk management?

 

 

yes please check this. If it shows here and NOT in my computer, then it just needs formatted. You can right click on it in the disk manager and format it from within windows.

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Thanks everyone.

It was simply a bad cable. After the drive cage was inserted in the case the cable would loosen. After I replaced the cable things went great.

Thanks again.

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glad to hear you have that resolved, its funny when we overlook small things like a cable, been there done that too.

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