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SATA HD not assigned drive letter

By blvtzpk
Jul 16, 2005
  1. Hi all,

    I bought a new SATA Western Digital HD yesterday (WD3200JD/7200R/8M) as an additional HD. I already have a WD 160G drive running as the master. I've attached the new HD to my motherboard (Gigabyte GA-8I915D Pro), but it is not being recognized or being assigned a drive letter. I can see it in the Device Manager, and the report says it's operating properly, but no dice. Belarc shows it as Drive 1 (although the Device Manager lists its location as "0 (0)" - the same as the master), but does not list in local drives.

    I've changed the connection position on the motherboard also with no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-8I915D Pro
    Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
    3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    1024 Megabytes Installed Memory
     
  2. blvtzpk

    blvtzpk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Any suggestions? :confused:
     
  3. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    If you've loaded the SATA drivers go to Run and enter diskmgmt.msc
    Select the drive and right click Partition.
    Create and then Format.
     
  4. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Does it show up in the disk manager?

    (Right click My Computer -> Manage -> Logical Disk Manager)

    The drive probably needs a signature assigned to it.
     
  5. blvtzpk

    blvtzpk TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Thanks for your replies - everything's up and working now!!!
     
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