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Posted: 6/3/2008 7:24:41 AM EST
Put in my first SATA drive on a Socket 939 system running two IDE drives-it shows up in BIOS as well as device manager for XP (supposedly "working properly"), yet doesn't show up under "My hard drives." Any ideas?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:28:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
Put in my first SATA drive on a Socket 939 system running two IDE drives-it shows up in BIOS as well as device manager for XP (supposedly "working properly"), yet doesn't show up under "My hard drives." Any ideas?


Have you partitioned and formatted the drives?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:34:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
Put in my first SATA drive on a Socket 939 system running two IDE drives-it shows up in BIOS as well as device manager for XP (supposedly "working properly"), yet doesn't show up under "My hard drives." Any ideas?


Have you partitioned and formatted the drives?


The IDE drives are GTG and running Windows-would it be possible to format the SATA drive from a command line?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:45:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 7:47:30 AM EST by pdg45acp]

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
Put in my first SATA drive on a Socket 939 system running two IDE drives-it shows up in BIOS as well as device manager for XP (supposedly "working properly"), yet doesn't show up under "My hard drives." Any ideas?


Right click on "My Computer".. click on "Manage"..

Find "Disk Management" in the "Computer Management" window and click on it..

It should show up there.. you will need to create a partition and format it..

If it is showing up in Device Manager then you should have the correct sata drivers.. I hope..
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 7:49:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By crurifragium:

Originally Posted By Hanover_Fists:

Originally Posted By crurifragium:
Put in my first SATA drive on a Socket 939 system running two IDE drives-it shows up in BIOS as well as device manager for XP (supposedly "working properly"), yet doesn't show up under "My hard drives." Any ideas?


Have you partitioned and formatted the drives?


The IDE drives are GTG and running Windows-would it be possible to format the SATA drive from a command line?


Another way (pdg45acp's works too):

Control Panel => Administrative Tools => Computer Management => Storage => Disk Management
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 2:49:21 PM EST
I keep a Windows 2000 install disc purely for formatting harddrives...
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 3:10:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 3:42:33 PM EST by ByteTheBullet]
You may need to initialize it before you can partition and format it. Same place listed above.

You may also have to enable SATA it in the BIOS.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 5:07:06 AM EST
Ended having to go through the command line and DISKPART function, but it's up and running now-thanks for all the answers!
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 7:36:54 AM EST
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