How to made XP add SATA-II HDD to hardware list ?
Previously my Western Digital SATA HDD had problem. I replaced a new WD3200AAJS one from dealer. I connected that HDD to one SATA port in my Gigabyte GA-8S655FX motherboard. The BIOS settings for SATA were set as below:
Sis Serial ATA Controller [Enabled] (available options: Enabled or Disabled)
Sis Serial ATA Mode [RAID] (available options: IDE or RAID)
After PC powered up. BIOS reported it detected the HDD.
However, as Windows XP Professional was running, I couldn't find the SATA HDD from explorer.
I used System Management Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management tool and forced it to scan new hardware but no new HDD found.
Also, I used Device Manager -> Drive icon and clicked to force hardware change scanning. Still no new HDD found.
Although there exist probability that the new HDD was faulty but I would like to ask what can I do further before I return it to the dealer for another HDD ?
PS: My motherboard has 2 SATA ports. I'd tried both of them but the results were the same.