I recently had trouble with my sata hd (c drive)so i tried to format it. It wouldn't finish and would hang so I removed it, figuring it was toast. I then tried to format it from another pc, and voila success! I put it back in to my pc, reinstalled xp. Now it works. Here's the problem: When I try to access my 2nd hd ( d drive ide) xp tells me that it must first be formatted, plus the drive letter has changed to f. I tried it in another pc, and it still won't show data and requests to be formatted. I have had multiple hard drives in 1 pc in the past with win98 and never had this problem before. I could format one, reinstall the OS and still access all data on the other drives. Have I missed something? Or messed up somewhere? Or is it an xp issue? My pc is: AMD Athlon 1.10GHz 1 GB Winxp Sata 80 G (Via Ata Raid Controller) Ide 160 G Thanks!! Any info is greatly appreciated!