Solved Second HDD needs double startup

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July 4, 2013 at 12:16:28
Specs: Windows XP, 1000
Apart from my main HDD I have 2 additional HDD's installed internally. My problem is that I have to start up twice to get the additional 2 working. After the first startup I click on anyone of the other 2 I get the message: The drive or network program you have selected is not available. Check disk or network connections". I don't understand why this is happening. Can someone help please.

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July 7, 2013 at 17:15:28
There shouldn't be much information in Windows Disk Management. You can just post it here by typing or you can take a screen shot and post it to Photobucket or the like with a link to the folder you created there. Easier to just type the information listed in the box for Disks 0, 1 & 2, in Disk management.


#1
July 4, 2013 at 13:56:51
How to connect and disconnect a network drive in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308582

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#2
July 4, 2013 at 14:16:11
Are you SURE you have the other two hard drives installed in the same computer? The message you are getting indicates you are trying to access mapped drives on a network.

Please clarify what you are working with.


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#3
July 4, 2013 at 15:19:22
Thanks for resp;onding. Yes I have my C-drive containing the OS. Then I have a HD connected via a sata connector to the MB and another HD connected via a sata connection. They have been working well but lately I started to experience this problem. It happens sometimes that they open after the first switch-on but mostly now it's not happening. So I have to through all the timewasting of restarting my computer.

Kuwese I have not gone your route yet.

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#4
July 4, 2013 at 17:27:34
If the hard drives are ALL local, then the link above will not help you.

Post your computer model or motherboard model if custom built.

There can be any number of reasons for that to happen. We need more information.


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#5
July 5, 2013 at 15:34:35
Here are my specs. The Main Circuit Board is is indicated as a P4M800CE-8237. Bios is Phoenix technologies LTD 6.00 PG. Not sure what your'e looking for in terms of the model. It was assembled by a local computer franchise. I notice all 3 HDDs's shows the status being healthy. Any other info I can supply?

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#6
July 5, 2013 at 19:49:07
OK, your board supports SATA I hard drives and has RAID capabilities.

Post the model numbers of all three hard drives. You can get that information at start up. Hit the pause key to stop the screens. Or you can download Speccy to get that information. Get it from the link below.

Also post all the information for all the hard drives in Disk Management.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy/down...


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#7
July 7, 2013 at 13:05:12
OTH please advise me on how to post my Disk Management info. I don't see a clear link.

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July 7, 2013 at 17:15:28
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There shouldn't be much information in Windows Disk Management. You can just post it here by typing or you can take a screen shot and post it to Photobucket or the like with a link to the folder you created there. Easier to just type the information listed in the box for Disks 0, 1 & 2, in Disk management.

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#9
August 3, 2013 at 16:24:21
I find it astonnishing that I have to repeat all I said before! But here goes. I want to apollogies for just disappearing from the radar screen. The answer was vey simple, I was informed on short notice I needed to go for a hip replacement. So my wife switced off everything. Now I'm back and would like to continue on my problem. My 3 HDD's reads as follows. 37.3GB Seagate ST340014A (ATA)
This is my OS system. My second HDD is a 750GB Western Digital WDC WD80 088JS-OOPSAO SCSI Disk Device (SATA).
932GB SAMSUNG HD103SI SCSI Disk Device (SATA).

I find the problem still creeps up every 2nd day.

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#10
August 3, 2013 at 18:51:05
Hope you are feeling OK after your hip surgery.

I don't see where you are repeating the information I asked for. You still haven't provided it.

"Windows Disk Management" shows more than just the capacity of a hard drive. The information you posted only refers to the model and capacity.

The number your provided in #5 above is NOT the motherboard model but the chipset number. The Motherboard should be printed directly on the printed circuit board, not on one of the chips.

Verify the model of the second hard drive please.


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