I am having a crisis here! Any help is extremely appriciated!!
Okay, so my primary hard drive (set as Primary IDE in System Setup) fried and I got it replaced. It re-installed Windows XP, put on the Service Packs, and downloaded some new drivers, etc. Well, in addition to having this IDE hard drive, I also have a SATA Hard Drive. It is set as SATA Secondary Hard Drive in System Setup. It shows up there. It shows up under Windows XP Setup (although I couldnt format it to use for installing Windows on, but thats not important). To make matters more confusing, it shows up in Device Manager (so its not really a BIOS problem) and it shows up as working properly there as well. But, alas, it refuses to show up on My Computer AND when I go to Administrative Tools > Computer Management> Disk Management (also known by some as Right clicking on My Computer, then clicking Manage...) and it doesnt show up there. I have very important things backed up on this hard drive, so it is imperative that I get this working as soon as possible. I just need to somehow assign it a drive letter, but it won't show up in XP except for Device Manager. Is there ANY way I can get this to work?
Hard Drive Specs:
160GB SATA (Serial ATA)
Drivers are okay
It has worked before