Harddisk detected but does not appear in Windows Explorer


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I have just installed a new SATA harddisk as a single Raid 0 and have also installed the previous IDE harddisk as a slave on the primary IDE.

When I boot-up Windows XP both harddisks are detected but only the SATA appears in Windows Explorer.

I have checked the Device Manager and the IDE drive is listed. I have tried to populate the volume but it comes up as unreadable.

The IDE drive does not appear under Disk Management (under Computer Management).

What can I do to be able to read this drive in Windows Explorer?

regards

PeterH





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Guest

I would set the the hdd back to master on the primary ide. Go into bios and
set the sata drive as first boot device.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Peter.

What does "a single Raid 0" mean? I've never used RAID, although my mobo
supports it natively, but my understanding is that there is no such thing as
a single-drive RAID. The acronym stands for "redundant ARRAY of independent
diskS" - that is, plural disks. If you have only a single SATA HD plus one
IDE HD, then you don't have a RAID of any kind.

In that case, tell us more about your IDE drive. Was it previously
installed and formatted? In the same computer? Running WinXP?

Are you booting from the SATA and running WinXP installed in a volume on the
SATA HD? It might help if you tell us how your HDs are partitioned and
formatted.

RC
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R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
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Microsoft Windows MVP

I have just installed a new SATA harddisk as a single Raid 0 and have also
installed the previous IDE harddisk as a slave on the primary IDE.

When I boot-up Windows XP both harddisks are detected but only the SATA
appears in Windows Explorer.

I have checked the Device Manager and the IDE drive is listed. I have tried
to populate the volume but it comes up as unreadable.

The IDE drive does not appear under Disk Management (under Computer
Management).

What can I do to be able to read this drive in Windows Explorer?

regards

PeterH
 
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Guest

Hi Peter,

I'm kinda pro in RAID hard drive configuration. I got a very cmplicated
dynamic RAID drive and nobody could help me in this forum! Then no
professional out there at service centers. So I did it all by myself! Then if
you tell me more about your configuration, your motherboard and hard drive
model and manufacturer, where you did install windows, and what you did in
software level or hardware level that lead into this situation, then I will
be able to provide more help. Moreover, please tell me how much you know
about all the stuff in computer, in other words how much professional you are?

By the way, you can send me email to <behnoud_adelie[noSPAM]@msn.com> or
just replying to this thread, either way!

Behnoud
 

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