HDD not found?
Posted: 03-01-2004, 09:16 AM
I installed Windows XP Pro and it works fine with my two ata100 HDDs. But then I (stupid) tried to (as an extra storage space) install one of my old HDDs (850Mb) which has been earlier in win98 machine (probably FAT or FAT32?). Don't remember if that drive had a system or not, does it matter?
But my problem is that now WINXP can't automatically find the HDD (BIOS shows it and it is on Auto setting there). It is hooked onto Secondary IDE channel as one and only master drive. The primary has the CD-ROM. I read newsgroup answers and used the XP help (there was that story that I should rescan/initialize the already listed new HDD, but it does not show there at all, even after rescan!!!) but to no avail. The HDD avoids me! :-
How can I make the hw installed, correctly BIOS configured HDD visible in the Windows XP? It sounds like this is some kind of security procedure for the OS since it does not log them HDDs automatically. I remember Win98 was better in this respect