Solved XP wont recognize new HD

July 18, 2011 at 10:12:18
Specs: Windows XP, Core2Duo 6400 2.13Ghz/ 3 Gb Ram
I have a computer i built in 2006 with a MSI p965 Neo motherboard, Core2duo 6400 2.13Ghz processor and 3.0 Gb RAM. i have a 160Gb sata2 HD in it and added a 1Tb socondary sata2 HD. the problem is XP is not recognizing the new HD. if i haev the new HD plugged in when i try to start up the computer. it immediately freezes, they only way to start th ecomputer is to unplug the new HD. i was able to get the computer to recognize it one time and was able to format it and everything was running smoothly, but after shutdown, the problem presists, and now when i plug the HD in, it has no information on it and boggs the system terribly.

what do i do?


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July 18, 2011 at 11:53:34
Yes, you need to install the SATA controller drivers. You have two different SATA controllers.

SATA1 Controlled by JMicron JMB361

SATA4
SATA3
SATA6
SATA7
Controlled by Intel ICH8

I am assuming you used SATA 1 port for your 160GB SATA drive. That controller is running your 160 in an IDE compatibility mode.

Get the SATA drivers from the manufacturers link below.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P965-...

Read the information on the first screen there. MSI has a live update, which may be easier for you to use.

Disconnect the 1TB SATA until after you install the drivers.



#1
July 18, 2011 at 10:20:02
Post the full model number of your new SATA hard drive.

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#2
July 18, 2011 at 10:26:35
WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1

Edit, sorry. missed a number


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#3
July 18, 2011 at 11:09:12
Did you install the sata drivers for it.windows xp doesnt have drivers to support sata hardrives

Davidw


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#4
July 18, 2011 at 11:14:35
the first HD is sata, do i have to install another set of drivers fo rthis one as well?

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#5
July 18, 2011 at 11:53:34
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Yes, you need to install the SATA controller drivers. You have two different SATA controllers.

SATA1 Controlled by JMicron JMB361

SATA4
SATA3
SATA6
SATA7
Controlled by Intel ICH8

I am assuming you used SATA 1 port for your 160GB SATA drive. That controller is running your 160 in an IDE compatibility mode.

Get the SATA drivers from the manufacturers link below.

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P965-...

Read the information on the first screen there. MSI has a live update, which may be easier for you to use.

Disconnect the 1TB SATA until after you install the drivers.


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#6
July 19, 2011 at 12:18:37
unfortunantly, i still cannot get the new HD to recognize. i actually, cannot get the system to update the drivers. i did forget to mention that the cd/dvd drive is also sata. so even though there is 1 port that will read sata as IDE, the was always atleast 1 sata running. how is it that i never had a problem until now?

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#7
July 19, 2011 at 22:03:11
I didn't think of this before but even without the drivers installed or the SATA ports enabled in the BIOS the computer should not lock up.

Look at the link below for a jumper setting on the the 1TB you need to use when running WinXP. It is the Advanced Format jumper setting.

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers...


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#8
July 20, 2011 at 10:03:21
i do have it in advaced jumper setting. the drive will show up as existing in My Computer, but it will show 0 free space. i already formatted it and have over 100 Gb of files on it. now when i go to My COmputer to look at it, it runs extraordinarily slow if i try to do anything with the drive, even just clicking the icon. i can access the other drive and dvdrom just fine withough hesitation.

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#9
July 20, 2011 at 13:40:28
You shouldn't have bought that drive. The cluster size is larger than WinXP can handle. That is what the jumper is for.

Check in Device Manager to see that the correct drivers are installed for BOTH the SATA controllers.

One other thing to note, folding any SATA data cable tightly destroys the throughput. If in doubt swap the cables on your two SATA drives.


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#10
July 24, 2011 at 12:27:07
OK! i think i have finally figured it out. the night i got it up and running, we had a tunderstorm and it was enough to turn the power off for a split second so the computer restarted. the HD, according to disk manager, is Again Unformatted. so i "should" be able to just reformat it and get going. the only problem is.. all my media is Still on it..........

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#11
July 24, 2011 at 13:22:28
Try to repair the partition by using a utility called Testdisk. You can also try to recover the files by using a program called recuva. If recuva won't do the job you can try using a live version of Linux or recovery programs. Below are links.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Test...
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
PC Inspector (freeware)
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/pcinsp...
Zero assumption Recovery
http://www.z-a-recovery.com
The demo is limited
It will only recover 'up to' four folders per run
But you can make multiple runs
not free
GetDataBack
http://www.runtime.org/


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#12
August 1, 2011 at 14:25:54
sigh. i got the hd working. but i cannot start up the system with it connected. i have connect it after startup. anyway to fix this?

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#13
August 1, 2011 at 14:43:13
It appears you need to download a file to align your drive for use with WinXP. See the link below for more.

http://support.wdc.com/product/down...


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