Hello, I have and 80 gig HD running as my master, (C, I was running out of hard drive space with only about 230 megs left, so I ran out to Fry's today and got a sweet 180gb hitachi for about $60. Anyway, when I try to put it in my CMOS recognizes it, but under Windows XP on my Computer it only shows the C:. I don't know what could be causing this problem. Its a slave in CMOS and BIOS but in Win XP it doesn't even show up, it assigns my DVD-RW as D: and my CD Reader as E:.
I don't know if this helps or not, but before I installed it, (had this for a couple weeks but I just ignored the problem) I kept seeing a F: drive (Removable disk)...I don't know where that is comin from, I don't even have the Removable Drive plugged in. I was wondering if anyone could help me on why Windows XP Home doesn't recognize the HD and if this F: problem is unrelated or has something to do with it.
Also...whenever I start WinXP it says "Booting from CD" on the black screen...but I don't even have CDs in the drives...I think it might be because i have CD has 1st on the Boot-Order (when I was installing my Comp) but I could easily remedy that...I still don't see why it says "Booting from CD"
So thats my problem: 180 gig hard drive not recognizing on winXP
& 2 (unrelated?) probs that might be effecting:
"imaginary F: disk"?? &
Booting from CD...(No CD)
Thanks for any help you can provide I appreciate it :helpsmile: