|I have reinstalled my computer with a fresh version of XP SP3, after some issues in trying to install my hdd gave me, asking to install the NTLDR... The installation gave me enough headaches, and now to my current issue.|
I plugged in my 500 Western Digital, and 160 Maxtor (who was origninaly my C: drive), my computer didn’t recognize them, not even in the BIOS/CMOS. They are both IDE, my master is a SATA drive. I changed the jumpers to make them both slaves and I still couldn’t see them…. Then suddenly, my computer saw the 500. I initialized it then formatted it in the Device Manager. I’m guessing the 160 is dead as there was an error when I was formatting it during the Windows Setup screen, and after that my computer hasn’t been able to recognize it.
This morning I started my computer after AVG needed to update, and the 500 is nowhere to be found, not even in the Device Manager. I haven’t checked the bios but it probably wont be there.. Is there anything I can do? They’re plugged to the IDE cable that is connected directly to the motherboard (ATI Radeon). I tried plugging it to the IDE cable that has “slave” tag on it, connected to the Master cd-rom, but it didn’t respond before, so I don’t know if it’ll be any difference.
I have installed everything prior to trying to plugging in the hdd's. Am I missing drivers? A new IDE cable? Something not done in the Bios settings?
Thanks in advance.