I am running windows 7. 32 bit on a clean install. I have 2 x 450GB drives and 2 dvd drives. Install went ok and everything worked fine. I now have the problem that my secondary hard drive AND my secondary dvd drive are not recognised in explorer, disc management or in the bios. Hard drive is sata and dvd is IDE. I have of course checked all the connections. And they did work fine until a few days ago. Any help please.
Thanks for reply Fruit Bat , but I have already done that. Drives are not even recognised in the bios, or disc management. Cant understand it as I have already backed up lots of files onto the secondary drive. Files like pictures and videos etc. I have even put a different supply to the drives, which I know are live. On the DVD drive, that is not now recognised, the drawer doesn't even open. Any other suggestions. Thanks.
Sorry about that,I haven't really got an answer, I have or had the same problem. I have just finished a new build with my first sata hdd and I also could not see the ide drives. I think it is a bios thing and hopefully I can post an answer to the problem later, as a more knowledgeable friend is currently tweaking my new build and will ask him when he returns my new PC later today.
Thanks for all your help. Had time last night to delve into the computer. I think it was a faulty power cable from the PSU. Put a new one in and everything seems to be working fine now.Both drives were on the same cable so your idea Fruit Bat led me in the right direction. Thanks again
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