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Old 02-21-2007, 04:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to make SATA Harddrive work?

Hi everyone!

Well, first I would like to say a big thank you for everyone who helped me to build my first computer. It is up and running and everything is working well. So thank you so much again.

I am not sure how to make the Maxtor SATA 200GB Harddrive work. I am using a Maxtor 120GB ATA HD as the boot drive with the XP PRO OS.

I have plugged in the SATA before I installed the OS. It shows up under Device Manager, but not in My Computers.

I feel kind of confused because the MOBO Manual talks about RAID and I do not understand that at all and I think it will not work on RAID because I do not have 2 SATA HD's.

Maxtor Manual says follow the MOBO Manual.

I also read somewhere I must install a special driver.

Well, someone told me when I update XP PRO to SP2, it would automatically work. It is not working.

Can anyone help me please?


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Old 02-21-2007, 06:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's not showing up in My Computer, than you have format it.

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management > look for your storage drive...right click and select format.


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