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.

    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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