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scsi NT -- how to add IDE hard drive?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ophelia_Hardin, Jul 23, 2000.

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  1. Ophelia_Hardin

    Ophelia_Hardin Thread Starter

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    Built a WinNT 4.0 server using SCSI raid array. Works fine. Enabled atapi in services and it sees the IDE CD-ROM (master, secondary channel) just fine.

    But it won't see the IDE HD (master, primary channel)!

    Jumpers, cables, HD all okay.

    I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. Anyone have a clue?

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  2. Reuel Miller

    Reuel Miller

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    Greetings

    Can your BIOS see the HD? If not, then your OS has no chance of ever seeing it.

    Have you tried it as a Slave on the secondary controller? Or better yet, keep it as a master, and make your CD-ROM the slave on the secondary controller.

    You could have a dead primary controller (I know my secondary controller is not functioning... damn, I need a new PC - who wants to help me raise funds for a new PC - any compnay that helps will get free advertising from me [​IMG] ), or a dead HD.

    There could be something else wrong, but I am not that great with hardware issues. If you want, I can move this to the Hardware forum.

    Cheers



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  3. Ophelia_Hardin

    Ophelia_Hardin Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Yes the HD is recognized by bios and a boot disk -- it's how I got the NT files onto the scsi drives for NT setup.

    I suspect the problem one of those cryptic "services" in NT which isn't starting. Is there another service aside from atapi which I should enable?

    Thanks,

    Jim

    (Oh wait a minute -- maybe the IDE is FAT32. That would explain it. I'll have to check when I get to the shop.)

     
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