Help setting up drives

By wbaileynzl ·
Hi there. I'm trying to install a second drive inot a PC. The original drive is an IDE, and working fine. The second drive that I'm adding on for more storage space is a SATA.
I've got power going to it, and it's spinning up, and I've got the SATA cable plugged into the Motherboard fine, but I can't get the drive to show up in the BIOS or under Disk management in windows. I've hooked the drive up to another pc with a USB adaptor, and managed to format it to NTFS, which no trouble at all. It's just on this machine with the SATA cable that I'm having the trouble. Anything I'm doing wrong?
It's going in to a Compaq Presario SR1228AN, which is this:


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OK as this is a SATA Drive

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Help setting up drives

It is very unlikely to appear in the BIOS because the BIOS doesn't natively Support SATA Drives. That means the BIOS doesn't treat the SATA Drives like a IDE Drive.

As for getting it to appear in Windows you need to open the Device Manager and make sure that it's not listed there and then Install the SATA Driver for XP. As Windows XP doesn't Natively Support SATA Hardware you need to install the SATA Drivers and if you have not been using any SATA Devices previously the SATA Driver will not be present.

Look in Device Manager and see if there is any Unknown Hardware present or you can chose to Install New Hardware or just run the SATA Driver which should be the one listed on HP's Web Site as the RAID Driver. It is available here


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