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Cannot get to work IDE master HD, SATA secondary HD

By dosher13
Jan 3, 2009
  1. I can see my secondary hd in the manage options under computer but it is not initialized... when I try to initialize it I get an I/O error.. any ideas on how to make this work?
     
  2. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 612

    You probably need to use a partition manager to get that drive going, I've had a few drives that give me I/O errors no matter what unless I set up the partition entirely outside of Windows.

    I use Acronis Disk Manager, but Gparted is free solution that does it just as well.
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

    If that doesn't work, you might have one of the older motherboards that don't support simultaneous PATA/SATA (IDE=PATA) use. I had to change jumpers on mine to make it do both, so you might want to look into that as well.
     
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