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Windows explorer help please.

By trektek ·
Hello, I am kind of new at this posting thing. My SATA RAID 0 hard drives crashed and I found out that one of the drives went bad. I had a 500 GB IDE drive as a backup drive installed so I didn't lose everything. So, I took both of them out and installed a 1 TB drive and installed WinXP. After installing WinXP I reconnected the backup IDE drive. Now, the drive is being seen in the bios. WinXP picked it up as new hardware and installed it. Its in the device manager. But when I go to windows explorer, its not there. It is also not there in the Disk Management Console. Can anybody tell me what I did wrong and what I can do to fix it? Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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Rescan for the drive

by BFilmFan In reply to Windows explorer help ple ...
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It doesn't show up under my computer

by trektek In reply to Rescan for the drive

Sorry, I should have mentioned this also, but it doesn't show up under my computer either. So, I cannot do as your tutorial suggests. Thanks anyway. Any other suggestions??

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Did you try rescanning first?

by seanferd In reply to It doesn't show up under ...

It might not show up, but try rescanning for the drive before attempting the linked fix.

Right-click My Computer > Manage > Disk Management > Action > Rescan disks.

(This is what BFilmFan meant.)

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RAID 0 is not fault tolerant

by The Scummy One In reply to Windows explorer help ple ...

therefore 1 bad drive wipes out everything. RAID 5 or 6 would be what you wanted if you were looking for speed and fault tolerance.
or mirroring (RAID 1).

Also, it may be because of the RAID setup, theat the drive cannot be read. Did you break the RAID before trying to re-install the HDD?

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yep, I know what you are saying.

by trektek In reply to RAID 0 is not fault toler ...

I agree that I should have had a different RAID setup if I wanted fault tolerance but money was a factor at the time and now it cost me. I broke the SATA RAID in the BIOS, disconnected the back up IDE drive, and installed a new 1 TB SATA drive, installed winXP, and then connected the IDE drive again. I rebooted, did a complete shut down and brought it back up, same symptoms. Shows up in device manager and the BIOS but nowhere else. Oh yeah, I uninstalled it from the device manager too and rebooted. Same thing. Its got me stumped.

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Hmmm -- when you

by The Scummy One In reply to yep, I know what you are ...

added the SATA drive, was SATA made the primary (boot) drive?

I am wondering if Win is getting confused.

Another thought as well, what happens if the drive is put on a USB adapter?
And, have you tried using a Linux boot cd? Does it see the disk?

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What is the wattage

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows explorer help ple ...

of your Power Supply (PSU).

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sorry, had to get some sleep

by trektek In reply to What is the wattage

ok, you guys are great. when i went to disk management and recanned the disks it did show up as a foriegn disk. i right clicked on it and it gave me the option of importing the disk. which i did. then viola'!! it showed up everywhere. thanks everyone for your generous thoughts and suggestions. a big thumbs up for everyone!!!

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AHH

by Jacky Howe In reply to sorry, had to get some sl ...

the old foreign disk trick. Glad to see that you are up and running.

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