View Full Version : Detecting Second Hard Drive [solved]

02-24-2007, 08:47 PM
Hey, i recently formatted my C drive on my PC, and now I am not able to detect my second drive, i really dont want to format it, being as i have all my storage on it. I've had this trouble in the past and i dont remember how to fix it,

So fix my problem bryce :P

Edit: Guess i should have put this in hardware, oops

02-25-2007, 09:05 AM
Is it running off an raid card of any kind? If so, install drivers.
Other than that, check the cables and stuff in the back of the HDD, and check the jumpers too to make sure its set on slave, not master.

03-18-2007, 12:47 PM
When you start your computer, in the POST, are the HD recognized?

If not (you are in trouble), check your jumper setting and connections, or try the hd on another computer...

If yes check the integrity of your data, use a bootable CD (pinguinslut or else).

If your data is still available, remove the second HD, install windows on 1st HD, then but back second HD.

Bryce W
03-18-2007, 06:29 PM
This has been fixed over a chat on MSN messenger with this user. It turns out that the missing drive was a SATA drive and he hadnt installed the SATA drivers for his motherboard. :)