Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mako3

Getting both HDDs to work

Recommended Posts

Alright so I built this computer for my neighbors, I mentioned it here:

http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread...highlight=Mako3

 

When I installed windows I only had the raptor connected and installed windows on only the raptor. Then after windows was installed, I connected the 500GB Caviar. The caviar shows up in the bios (bios has been freezing up when I view the top left selection). But the caviart won't show in my computer. Anyone know the problem?

 

Thanks,

Mako3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update the BIOS first to at least the 8/28/06 version to correct the freezing problem when viewing the IDE devices on the fist BIOS page.

 

Which controller is it plugged in to? The NVRaid or the SI RAID controller? The SI will default to RAID 5, and would will need to switch it to SATA (I think that is the setting). The NVRaid settings should default to RAID being off.

 

But update the BIOS first if it is freezing and take it from there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your drive may need to be partitioned/formatted (especially if it's a new drive).

 

If you're running Win XP Pro go to the control panel --> Administrative tools --> Computer Management; click on the disk management; the drive should show up here; right-click on it and create a new partition in it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright disk management doesn't show the drive. So I'm going to update the bios and give it another shot. What do you guys recommend if it doesn't show up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I reflashed the bios, and I formatted the 500GB hdd without the Raptor connected since I already have Windows installed on the raptor. Then after it was formatted I shut it down so it wouldn't install windows. I then reconnected the raptor and tried running it, right after the windows screen went away it came up with "Setup is being restarted." And tried installing windows on the 500GB. How can I set this up, where Windows is on the raptor (primary/master) and I have the 500GB just as a slave.

 

Thanks,

Mako3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you installed windows on your raptor did you install the chipset drivers after making sure you installed the sata drivers?

 

If you did then let windows get installed on the 500gb, connect the raptor drive and see if it sees it from there.

 

Remember there are two different sata controllers on the board and you need to download or install the drivers that came with the mobo for it to be properly detected.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alright thanks, I think it's working now. The 500GB hdd is now showing up, and I can save on it.

 

Thanks,

Mako3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...