How Many Hard drives does XP Pro Support?

  danny0001uk 14:00 26 Sep 2006


I currently have 3 IDE hard disks in my pc but xp only recognises 2 of them? Even though the third drive is in BIOS!

Does xp pro only support 2 Hard Drives?



  €dstowe 14:11 26 Sep 2006

Some of my machines have 4 hard drives in them. Two on the main IDE connector and two on an auxiliary PCI IDE card. I have had a machine with (temporarily) 6 hard drives installed.

  Diodorus Siculus 14:12 26 Sep 2006

Is the third one formatted?

Does it show up in disk management? (Right click "my computer" and choose manage, then disk management.)

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