Need Help with Hard Drive

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  1. foo82

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    I just bought a new SATA hard drive. I am currently running 2 PATA. Well, when I installed the SATA drive, I checked the bios, and the device appears.

    When the computer boots up, I check explorer and my computer, and the new hard drive does not show up. I then check the device manager, and it appears there. I also checked the device status, and it said the drive was working properly.

    Why can't I access my new hard drive? Do I need to set up a Raid configuration?
     
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    must partition/format it. use computer management > disk management.
     
  3. foo82

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    Thanks that fixed it. I am now getting a new issue though.
    I'm getting a blue screen stop error 0X7A. I checked the microsoft website, and it said there is something faulty with either the disk controller (more likely) or cable.

    Any idea on how the issue if it is the disk controller?
     
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    try cable first, that's it 99% of the time. Otherwise, new mobo time.
     
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    Well, the cables are new...but when I removed the new SATA drive I installed, the blue screen errors went away. This leads me to believe there is something either wrong with the SATA cable, or some sort of problem in the installation of the SATA itself.

    Is there any stability issues in installing a SATA drive along with 2 existing PATA drives?
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Could be a couple of things. What operating system are you running?
    XP? Service pack 2?

    What motherboard? It's likely that you just need to install the proper sata driver for that motherboard.
     
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    run seatools... that can test the drive and controller.
     
  8. foo82

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    That may be it. My motherboard is something like Asus A8N-SLI (can't remember exactly, I'm at work).
    I didn't know we had to install sata drivers. I'm also running XP with SP2.
     
  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I mixed my response up a bit. The XP service pack 2 has sata drivers in it. So the motherboard drivers themselves would be what might fix it.
     
  10. foo82

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    Ok, after some more searching I found this
    Well...I was using the red ones. Oh well, need to see if I can find my black ones.
     

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