Missing hard drive

By nickslick74
Jun 9, 2006
  1. Hello from a noob!

    Here is my situation. My computer has 2 hdd. HD1 is the main drive (36gig Raptor) with Windows XP Pro installed on it. HD2 is a 200gig Seagate used a data storeage only (pictures, music, etc...). Both are SATA drives. I had to re-install Windows and now the 2nd HD does not show up in Windows Explorer. It does show up in the bios, disk management and device manager. In disk management I have tried to assign it a drive letter, but that is not an option.

    Do I need to change it from a Basic disk to a Dynamic disk to get it to appear and show all of its data? I really do need to get at the data on that drive, or else I'm dead meat!

    Thanks in advance for any and all help!
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 575

    Never mind, I figured it out on my own.
  3. Decibel

    Decibel TS Rookie

    Now I dont have SATA but I am having a very similar problem. My second HDD shows up in Device Manager and I can not get into my bios now but that is another story I have a Soyo KT880 mobo and I can not see my second HDD for about 6 months now everything I do does not seem too work. Troubleshooting does not work. Both HDD's are the same Western Digital WD800JB-00CRA1 Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have some important documents on there. - Decibel
  4. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Decibel, create your own post since this is old.
    I take it it is not a brand new hard drive that has not been formatted?


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