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SATA Drive not showing up on drive list

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ipooptoomuch, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. Ipooptoomuch

    Ipooptoomuch Thread Starter

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    I plugged a new SATA drive into my computer and my BIOS sees it and it shows up in windows xp device manager but it doesnt show up in my computer. How can I fix this (I restarted my computer 10 times).

    EDIT>>>>>>>***OH I lied, it's not showing up in device manager.****<<<<<<<
     
  2. pvc_

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    have you formatted it? if so, how many partitions do you have?
     
  3. dustyjay

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    It will not show up in My Computer until it is partitioned and formatted. Go to system tools disk management. If it shows up there as unallocated space Initialize and format the disk. After that it should show up My Computer.
     
  4. Ipooptoomuch

    Ipooptoomuch Thread Starter

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    i have 9 drives/partitions that show up in my computer. Is there a limit to how many drives/partitions windows can see at the same time?

    >>>>>>>***OH I lied, it's not showing up in device manager.****<<<<<<<
     
  5. Ipooptoomuch

    Ipooptoomuch Thread Starter

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    Oh, I solved the problem. I installed raid drivers from the asus website and the drive finally showed up. I don't understand why it needs raid drivers as I am using no raid on this computer (only 1 disk 1 partition). Weird.
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Because it is connected to a onboard controller with the mode set to either raid or achi.
     
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