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Slave not seen but recognized

By scarecrow1
Sep 18, 2008
  1. i reformmatted my harddrive and reload windows xp. after the install things are off to a great start. clean install. problem is the slave is in the bios in the system but does not come up with a recognized letter. i uninstalled the drives and reinstalled them and that went great and the ccomputor sais it sees the hardware but i still have the same problem.. trouble in cali.. help!!

    scarecrow1
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    One drive 2 partitions or 2 drives 1 master 1 slave.

    Be specific please.
     
  3. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    2 drive 1 master one slave. they worked great before i formatted the c drive
     
  4. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    it must be something easy. i am blind walking in this dark room
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    How is it connected (Primary slave, Secondary master, Secondary Slave or Cable Select)? Is it jumpered correctly?
     
  6. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    primary slave and ..everything worked perfect until i screwed up the xp program. having to reboot which is running great
     
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    So, on an 80 wire 40 pin cable it is connected to the middle connnector.

    Have you tried using Disk Manager and assigning a drive letter?
     
  8. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    no i have not. i see the hard drive in the bios perfect.
     
  9. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  10. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    one thing i failed to mentionis the slave has information on it. now do i partion it or convert it to dynamic,. i am a little confused because i donot see how i can give it a letter yet either.
     
  11. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    If it has info you don't want to lose STOP NOW!

    Wait for someone more versed in that area.

    I NEVER have unbacked up data to lose.

    .........
     
  12. scarecrow1

    scarecrow1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    yes it does. not when i installed the xp i had to format the master drive. this on in the volume tab says i have all unallocated space.? it does not show a pie chart of useage. so i need to do somethign different here. darn it i thought this was going to be a sinch
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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