Hard drive visible but unseen by XP

  Bruz 21:53 19 Jul 2008

I have a problem computer, the BIOS says there is a hard drive present, XP and fdisk say there is no fixed drive.
Any one got any Ideas.

  MarvintheAndroid 22:20 19 Jul 2008

Are we talking SATA here ?


  MarvintheAndroid 22:25 19 Jul 2008

Assuming yes : try hitting F6 during setup when it asks for third party RAID drivers. Then provide the driver disk for the SATA driver.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:37 19 Jul 2008

Fdisk may not see an NTFS formatted drive.

Where have you looked in XP My computer?
Check in disk management, right click My computer - Manage -storage -disk management.

  Bruz 23:01 19 Jul 2008

Thanks for all your inputs, I have tried 2 IDE drives both Xp NFTS formated, so that explains the fdisk problem. I set the BIOS to Auto and it recognizer's the drive but when it is run it comes up with all the usual safe mode set of options, when run in safe mode windows reads all the system files then closes the computer down to stop any damage from being caused.
Cheers Bruz

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