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Hard Drives not all showing up!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by applecrisp, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. applecrisp

    applecrisp Thread Starter

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    Hey I was just wondering how come when I hook four hard drives to my computer they are recognized in the bios but not in my computer and if your wondering why I have four hard drives hooked up is because I am really cheap!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you give us enough information to go on, we could proceed. :)

    Make/model of the MB, exactly how the drives are connected, IDE, SATA, 3rd party controller, what? What version/patch level of Windows are you running?
     
  3. applecrisp

    applecrisp Thread Starter

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    Oh sorry, umm well its a older motherboard chipset sis 530 266mhz cpu 2 quantam fireball drives 6 and 1.5gb and the other two are I think fujitsu both 1.5gb they are all ATA/IDE drives on both primary and secondary IDE. I am runing win xp pro no service packs no upgrades virtually nothin
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    How are you booting XP if none of the drives are visible? Have you looked in Disk Management or Device Manager?
     
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    I have looked in device manager but not disk management and I mean the two drives on the primary Ide cable show up but not the ones on the secondary cable or atleast they dont show up in my computer but they show up in the bios
     
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