2nd hard drive disappeared after XP install


Steve Davies

I just installed Win XP Home OEM to my computer C:
drive. Two hard drives are installed on the primary IDE
connector (Master C + Slave D). They have been working
correctly for months in this configuration.

Windows XP installed successfully, and the D: drive no
longer appeared in Explorer.

In the Device Manager, under "Disk Drives" I can see both
hard drives listed. If I click the Volumes tab, and
Populate, the following appears:

WD120GB (West. Dig. 120GB HD -- doesn't show in Explorer)
Disk: Disk1
Type: Dynamic
Status: Foreign
Partition Style: MBR
Capacity: 0 MB
Unallocated space: 0 MB
Reserved space: 0 MB
Volumes: (empty)

For the correctly working C Drive, here are the stats:

WD80GB (Working correctly)
Disk: Disk0
Type: Basic
Status: Online
Partition Style: MBR
Capacity: 76309 MB
Unallocated space: 0 MB
Reserved space: 0 MB
Volumes: 80GB (C:) 76309 MB

If I reboot to Windows 2000 I can see both drives again,
but as soon as I let the PC normally start up to Windows
XP, only C: is visible.

Any ideas?

Steve Davies



The Computer Lab

The only difference I see is that the D drive is a dynamic drive. Is there
anything you must do in Disk Manager to adapt it to XP? I don't remember
what the rules are about dynamic drives.


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