Solved my second sata hard drive does not appear in my computer

April 24, 2012 at 01:51:24
Specs: Windows XP
My pc os is xp. I removed my second hard drive (pata) and properly replaced it with a sata hdd. When i started my pc only the first hard drive (pata) appeared in my computer. The sata hard drive does not appear.
Thanks for helping.

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#1
April 24, 2012 at 03:26:46
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Problem is that Windows XP does not support SATA controllers natively, which means you need to either install a third party SATA driver from the motherboard manufacturer, or look in the BIOS settings to see if you can change that drive from SATA Mode to "IDE Compatibility Mode".

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#2
April 26, 2012 at 02:00:24
thanks Phil22

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