HDD Not Recognized

By gunnora
Jan 16, 2006
  1. We've built up a box with an ABIT BX6v2 motherboard, two CD-ROM drives, and two HDD, one 40GB and I'm not sure how big the second HDD is - both are Maxtor.

    All drives are jumpered to cable-select. The two CD drives are on one IDE plug, the two HDD on the other. The C:\ HDD is intended to be the 40GB.

    When everything was installed, we set the BIOS to boot order: C, then CD-ROM

    Next popped in the WinXP install CD, and turned it on. Boot ran off the CD, came up and allowed us to format the 40GB drive and partition it, and the XP installer sees it as C:\. WinXP then copied over its install files and rebooted.

    Apparently the HDD are not being detected. No matter what boot order I define in the BIOS, it appears to go straight to the CD.

    I tried removing the CD-ROM from the drive and rebooting, then it fails and asks for a system disk.

    I'm not sure what to try next in diagnosing/correcting the problem. I'd very much appreciate any ideas or suggestions.

    Many thanks!

  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Well thank you for being very spefied
    When instaling windoze make sure to delete eveything
    make a new poration
    leave it at DEFAULT poration size
    do it to both drives
    The fist one you do it to to will be C(Install WINDOZE on C drive if you want change it delete it and portion the drive you want)
    Dont do a quick formatt
    the cd will install genic drivers and other stuff in order to install WINDOZE
    After it resatarts do the follwing
    Set BIOS back to boot defaults
    don't click any key when it says click any key to continue
    the install will start automatically

    Sorry for the mastakes before was on my Laptop.
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