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« on: March 18, 2007, 02:05:37 AM »

Hello again Alight, here's the deal: I have a brand new Dell XPS710 which came with Windows XP Professional, SP2, w/ Media Center. I bought a second hard drive (SATA) that I put my free upgrade to Vista on. The computer has slots for 4 hard drives, but only one came with it. When I put the second drive in on the next bay, the computer did not recognize it. When I try the "new" hard drive w/ Vista on it in the first bay (disk 0), it worked fine; when I have the original disk with XP in it, it also works fine. I tried the original disk in the second, third, and fourth bays, but when I start up I get a black screen saying "Disk 0 not detected." The same happens when I try the new hard drive in the other three slots. I tried the original disk back in the second slot, but this time I used the 'slave' data cable (not the one on the end) and the power cable from the first slot- it worked fine. I also tried every other combination of power & data cables on both drives and found that all of the data cables work, but only the power cable for slot one is giving out any power. According to the specs, this thing should be able to take up to 4 hard drives at once. When I go into setup at Startup, I see the following:

DRIVES
Diskette Drive N/A
SATA-0    Serial ATA, Port SATA-0, 250 GB (came w/comp, has XP on it)*
SATA-1     Serial ATA, Port SATA-1, sony CDRW DVD ROM
SATA-2    Serial ATA, Port SATA-2, TSSTcorp DVD +/- RW
SATA-3    Serial ATA, Port SATA-3
SATA-4    Serial ATA, Port SATA-4
SATA-5    Serial ATA, Port SATA-5
PATA-0    Parallel ATA, Port PATA-0, IDE1, Master
PATA-1     Parallel ATA, Port PATA-1, IDE1, Slave

*Seagate 250GB Barracuda SATA 3Gb/s, 8MB Cache (7200.10 RPM)
Second drive: Seagate 320GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G

In other words, only the first power cable is putting out, so the other disk will never be recognized. My question is: how do I get one or more of the other power cables for the other SATA drives operational? Shouldn't they be working now? I am listing my system info below. I'm not sure exactly what you guys need to know, so I included a lot- sorry if it is overkill, but let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.

SYSTEM SUMMARY
OS Name   Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version   5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer   Microsoft Corporation
System Name   D3RXZCC1
System Manufacturer   Dell Inc.
System Model   Dell XPS710
System Type   X86-based PC
Processor   x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1862 Mhz
Processor   x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1862 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date   Dell Inc. 1.1.0, 12/7/2006
SMBIOS Version   2.3
Windows Directory   C:\WINDOWS
System Directory   C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device   \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale   United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer   Version = "5.1.2600.2705 (xpsp.050622-1524)"
User Name   withheld
Time Zone   Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory   1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory   458.01 MB
Total Virtual Memory   2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory   1.96 GB
Page File Space   2.40 GB
Page File   C:\pagefile.sys

CONFLICTS/SHARING
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7   PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7   Direct memory access controller
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
IRQ 22   Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
IRQ 22   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
Memory Address 0xC0000-0xEFFFF   PCI bus
Memory Address 0xC0000-0xEFFFF   System board
IRQ 9   Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
IRQ 9   NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management
IRQ 16   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
IRQ 16   Creative SB X-Fi
Memory Address 0xF0000-0xFFFFF   PCI bus
Memory Address 0xF0000-0xFFFFF   System board
IRQ 18   Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
IRQ 18   Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF   PCI bus
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xA0000-0xBFFFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
I/O Port 0x000003B0-0x000003BB   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS
Memory Address 0xD4000000-0xDAFFFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge
Memory Address 0xD4000000-0xDAFFFFFF   Creative SB X-Fi
I/O (Resource-Device-Status)
0x00000000-0x00000CF7   PCI bus   OK
0x00000000-0x00000CF7   Direct memory access controller   OK
0x00000020-0x0000003F   Programmable interrupt controller   OK
0x00000040-0x0000005F   System timer   OK
0x00000060-0x00000060   PS/2 Compatible Mouse   OK
0x00000061-0x00000061   System speaker   OK
0x00000062-0x00000063   System board   OK
0x00000064-0x00000064   PS/2 Compatible Mouse   OK
0x00000065-0x0000006F   System board   OK
0x00000070-0x0000007F   System CMOS/real time clock   OK
0x00000080-0x0000009F   Direct memory access controller   OK
0x000000A0-0x000000BF   Programmable interrupt controller   OK
0x000000C0-0x000000DF   Direct memory access controller   OK
0x000000E0-0x000000EF   System board   OK
0x000000F0-0x000000FF   Numeric data processor   OK
0x00000170-0x00000177   Secondary IDE Channel   OK
0x000001F0-0x000001F7   Primary IDE Channel   OK
0x00000274-0x00000277   ISAPNP Read Data Port   OK
0x00000279-0x00000279   ISAPNP Read Data Port   OK
0x00000376-0x00000376   Secondary IDE Channel   OK
0x000003B0-0x000003BB   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0x000003B0-0x000003BB   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0x000003C0-0x000003DF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0x000003C0-0x000003DF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0x000003F6-0x000003F6   Primary IDE Channel   OK
0x000003F8-0x000003FF   Communications Port (COM1)   OK
0x000004D0-0x000004D1   Programmable interrupt controller   OK
0x00000800-0x0000087F   System board   OK
0x00000A79-0x00000A79   ISAPNP Read Data Port   OK
0x00000D00-0x0000FFFF   PCI bus   OK
0x00004000-0x0000407F   System board   OK
0x00004080-0x000040FF   System board   OK
0x00004400-0x0000447F   System board   OK
0x00004480-0x000044FF   System board   OK
0x00004800-0x0000487F   System board   OK
0x00004880-0x000048FF   System board   OK
0x00004C00-0x00004C3F   NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management   OK
0x00005000-0x0000503F   NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management   OK
0x00005100-0x0000513F   NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management   OK
0x00005800-0x0000587F   System board   OK
0x00005C00-0x00005C7F   System board   OK
0x00005C80-0x00005CFF   System board   OK
0x00005D00-0x00005D7F   System board   OK
0x00005D80-0x00005DFF   System board   OK
0x00005E00-0x00005E7F   System board   OK
0x00005E80-0x00005EFF   System board   OK
0x00005F00-0x00005F7F   System board   OK
0x00005F80-0x00005FFF   System board   OK
0x0000C000-0x0000CFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0x0000CCE0-0x0000CCFF   Creative SB X-Fi   OK
0x0000D000-0x0000DFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0x0000DC80-0x0000DCFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0x0000ECF0-0x0000ECFF   Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller   OK
0x0000FE00-0x0000FE07   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE10-0x0000FE13   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE20-0x0000FE27   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE30-0x0000FE33   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE40-0x0000FE47   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE50-0x0000FE53   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE60-0x0000FE67   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE70-0x0000FE73   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE80-0x0000FE87   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FE90-0x0000FE93   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FEA0-0x0000FEA7   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FEB0-0x0000FEB3   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FEC0-0x0000FECF   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FED0-0x0000FEDF   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0x0000FEF0-0x0000FEFF   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK

IRQ (Resource, Device, Status)
IRQ 0   System timer   OK
IRQ 4   Communications Port (COM1)   OK
IRQ 8   System CMOS/real time clock   OK
IRQ 9   Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System   OK
IRQ 9   NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management   OK
IRQ 12   PS/2 Compatible Mouse   OK
IRQ 13   Numeric data processor   OK
IRQ 16   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
IRQ 16   Creative SB X-Fi   OK
IRQ 17   Angel II MPEG Device   OK
IRQ 18   Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller   OK
IRQ 18   Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller   OK
IRQ 20   Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller   OK
IRQ 21   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
IRQ 22   Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller   OK
IRQ 22   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
IRQ 23   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK

MEMORY (Resource, Device, Status)
0xF0000000-0xFEBFFFFF   PCI bus   OK
0xDC000000-0xDEFFFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0xC0000000-0xCFFFFFFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0xDD000000-0xDDFFFFFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0xDE000000-0xDEFFFFFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0xDB000000-0xDBFFFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0xDBFF0000-0xDBFFFFFF   Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller   OK
0xDFFFC000-0xDFFFCFFF   Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller   OK
0xDFFFBF00-0xDFFFBFFF   Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller   OK
0xDFFFD000-0xDFFFDFFF   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0xDFFFE000-0xDFFFEFFF   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0xDFFFF000-0xDFFFFFFF   NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller   OK
0xD4000000-0xDAFFFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0xD4000000-0xDAFFFFFF   Creative SB X-Fi   OK
0xDAE00000-0xDAFFFFFF   Creative SB X-Fi   OK
0xDADFA000-0xDADFBFFF   Angel II MPEG Device   OK
0xDADF9600-0xDADF97FF   Angel II MPEG Device   OK
0xDADF9800-0xDADF9FFF   Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller   OK
0xDADFC000-0xDADFFFFF   Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller   OK
0x0000-0x9FFFF   System board   OK
0xFEC00000-0xFECFFFFF   System board   OK
0xFEE00000-0xFEEFFFFF   System board   OK
0xFFB00000-0xFFBFFFFF   System board   OK
0xFFC00000-0xFFFFFFFF   System board   OK
0xE0000000-0xEFFFFFFF   Motherboard resources   OK
0xFED00000-0xFED00FFF   High precision event timer   OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF   PCI bus   OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF   PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge   OK
0xA0000-0xBFFFF   NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS   OK
0xC0000-0xEFFFF   PCI bus   OK
0xC0000-0xEFFFF   System board   OK
0xF0000-0xFFFFF   PCI bus   OK
0xF0000-0xFFFFF   System board   OK
0x100000-0xFFFFFF   System board   OK
0x1000000-0x3FDBCBFF   System board   OK
0x3FDBCC00-0x3FFFFFFF   System board   OK
0x3FF00000-0xDFFFFFFF   PCI bus   OK

STORAGE Drives</i>- (Item, Value)
Drive   C:
Description   Local Fixed Disk
Compressed   No
File System   NTFS
Size   228.13 GB (244,957,061,120 bytes)
Free Space   97.47 GB (104,661,635,072 bytes)
Volume Name   
Volume Serial Number   5CACF6DB   
Drive   D:
Description   CD-ROM Disc   
Drive   E:
Description   CD-ROM Disc   
Drive   F:
Description   CD-ROM Disc   
Drive   H:
Description   CD-ROM Disc   
Drive   I:
Description   CD-ROM Disc   
Drive   X:
Description   CD-ROM Disc   
Drive   Y:
Description   CD-ROM Disc

STORAGE Disks- (Item, Value)
Description   Disk drive
Manufacturer   (Standard disk drives)
Model   ST3250820AS
Bytes/Sector   512
Media Loaded   Yes
Media Type   Fixed&#x0009;hard disk media
Partitions   3
SCSI Bus   0
SCSI Logical Unit   0
SCSI Port   2
SCSI Target ID   0
Sectors/Track   63
Size   232.83 GB (249,999,160,320 bytes)
Total Cylinders   30,394
Total Sectors   488,279,610
Total Tracks   7,750,470
Tracks/Cylinder   255
Partition   Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size   47.03 MB (49,319,424 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset   32,256 bytes
Partition   Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size   228.13 GB (244,957,063,680 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset   49,351,680 bytes
Partition   Disk #0, Partition #2
Partition Size   4.64 GB (4,984,519,680 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset   245,006,415,360 bytes

STORAGE SCSI</i>- (Item, Value)
Description   Disk drive
Manufacturer   (Standard disk drives)
Model   ST3250820AS
Bytes/Sector   512
Media Loaded   Yes
Media Type   Fixed&#x0009;hard disk media
Partitions   3
SCSI Bus   0
SCSI Logical Unit   0
SCSI Port   2
SCSI Target ID   0
Sectors/Track   63
Size   232.83 GB (249,999,160,320 bytes)
Total Cylinders   30,394
Total Sectors   488,279,610
Total Tracks   7,750,470
Tracks/Cylinder   255
Partition   Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size   47.03 MB (49,319,424 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset   32,256 bytes
Partition   Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size   228.13 GB (244,957,063,680 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset   49,351,680 bytes
Partition   Disk #0, Partition #2
Partition Size   4.64 GB (4,984,519,680 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset   245,006,415,360 bytes

STORAGE IDE- (Item, Value)
Name   Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
Manufacturer   (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status   OK
PNP Device ID   PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_036E&SUBSYS_02071028&REV_A1\3&AD6EAB4&0&68
I/O Port   0x0000ECF0-0x0000ECFF
Driver   c:\windows\system32\drivers\pciide.sys (5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148), 3.25 KB (3,328 bytes), 8/17/2001 3:51 PM)
Name   Primary IDE Channel
Manufacturer   (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status   OK
PNP Device ID   PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&30859530&0&0
I/O Port   0x000001F0-0x000001F7
I/O Port   0x000003F6-0x000003F6
Driver   c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 93.13 KB
(95,360 bytes), 8/4/2004 12:59 AM)
Name   Secondary IDE Channel
Manufacturer   (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status   OK
PNP Device ID   PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&30859530&0&1
I/O Port   0x00000170-0x00000177
I/O Port   0x00000376-0x00000376
Driver   c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158), 93.13 KB (95,360 bytes), 8/4/2004 12:59 AM)



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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2007, 06:44:23 AM »

Sweet system Vinnie  Wink

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Diskette Drive N/A<br>
SATA-0    Serial ATA, Port SATA-0, 250 GB (came w/comp, has XP on it)*<br>
SATA-1     Serial ATA, Port SATA-1, sony CDRW DVD ROM<br>
SATA-2    Serial ATA, Port SATA-2, TSSTcorp DVD +/- RW<br>
SATA-3    Serial ATA, Port SATA-3<br>
SATA-4    Serial ATA, Port SATA-4<br>
SATA-5    Serial ATA, Port SATA-5<br>
PATA-0    Parallel ATA, Port PATA-0, IDE1, Master<br>
PATA-1     Parallel ATA, Port PATA-1, IDE1, Slave<br>
Your system should not be seeing the CDRW DVD's as SATA drives IMO, unless they started making SATA optical drives and I am in the dark about it..... If Im not mistaken these are IDE drives correct?

You should not have any issue having the original drive with XP installed on it set to SATA 0, then place the Vista drive on SATA 1. The system should know to boot to SATA 0.

What I think is happeneing is you have 2 hard drives, both with O.S. installed on them, the system may be trying to boot off of both of them at the same time. There might be a jumper so to speak on the drive with Vista installed on it. It may be set to master hence the system trying to boot to both or not seeing the other.

Another question, you said you have a "free" upgrade vista, where did you get it and how did you install it? Was there another O.S. already installed on the drive when you installed the upgrade?

You may have bad cables, have you tried other cables?

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 11:51:40 AM »

Geekgirl- Thanks for getting back to me! (NOTE: after looking at the manufacturers webpage http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=SATA_Troubleshooter_-_Serial_ATA_Data_and_Power_Cables&vgnextoid=e4644a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD, it occurs to me that I have confused the Data cable with the Power cable (sorry for the confusion!)- the one that is not working is what the manufacturer refers to as a "Signal Cable" on the website listed above. Sorry about that.

Your system should not be seeing the CDRW DVD's as SATA drives IMO. If Im not mistaken these are IDE drives correct?
- I just opened the chassis and confirmed that they  (CDRW & DVD drives) are, in fact, SATA.

You should not have any issue having the original drive with XP installed on it set to SATA 0, then place the Vista drive on SATA 1. The system should know to boot to SATA 0.
- Regardless of which drive is where, drive 0 is the only one to be recognized.

What I think is happeneing is you have 2 hard drives, both with O.S. installed on them, the system may be trying to boot off of both of them at the same time. There might be a jumper so to speak on the drive with Vista installed on it. It may be set to master hence the system trying to boot to both or not seeing the other.
- The original drive has no jumper attached. The second one has (make that had) one on the third/fourth pins. When I first tried to put the second drive in and it wasn't read, I removed this jumper (according to manufacturer this jumper set is for limiting the cache size for lesser systems, so I removed it). This had no effect whatsoever- this second drive is still read/ok when attached to SATA-0. Also, I read somewhere that SATA drives can automatically detect the presence of other drives, so setting jumpers for master/slave configurations is not required as it is for IDE. Do you know this to be true?

Another question, you said you have a "free" upgrade vista, where did you get it and how did you install it? Was there another O.S. already installed on the drive when you installed the upgrade?
-Dell had an offer: buy a new comp by a certain date and get a "free" Express Upgrade to Vista. The Vista CD arrived last week, but is not the full version and must be "attached" to the XP already on my system. Since I heard not-great things about Vista, I figured I would buy a second hard drive, format/partition in NTFS, load the factory-sent OS that came with comp (XP), do all of the upgrades & service packs, and then install Vista over that. It was a chore, but I finally got it installed and working... but only when it is attached to SATA-0.

You may have bad cables, have you tried other cables?
- Since there are six of these cables already in my computer, but I am only using one, I took the liberty of disconnecting the working one and one of the "non-working" ones and reciprocated them. After doing this, I realized that it was not that the [signal] cable wasn't good, as SATA-0 was still the only drive to load.

Ultimately, once this is resolved, what I am looking to do is have both hard drives in and working- want a black screen on startup that asks me which OS I want to load, so I can pick XP (Older Version of Windows) or Vista (Windows). I read up on this and know that you need to load the old OS first, so this shouldn't be too much of an issue if I can only get the second drive to be read somehow. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 04:47:25 PM »

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Your system should not be seeing the CDRW DVD's as SATA drives IMO. If Im not mistaken these are IDE drives correct?
- I just opened the chassis and confirmed that they  (CDRW & DVD drives) are, in fact, SATA.
Yes you are correct on this

Lets look at the BIOS configuration
Some Serial ATA BIOS have a system setup that is not contained within the normal motherboard BIOS. If this is the case, the Serial ATA drive will only be displayed in this Serial ATA BIOS. Confirm the Serial ATA channels are enabled. Most motherboard setup utilities allow users to disable the Serial ATA ports. If the controller does not detect the drive, look to confirm that all Serial ATA ports are enabled.
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=SATA_Troubleshooter_-_BIOS_Configuration&vgnextoid=83744a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD


If the Serial ATA controller is not properly recognized or an incorrect driver has been installed, the Device Manager will display the yellow exclamation point, when you boot wusing the Windows drive, what is showing in the Device Manager?
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 07:42:30 PM »

To the best of my knowledge, Serial ATA's are enabled. To confirm this, though, I will look at it tonight when I get home from work.

When XP is loaded and I go into MY COMPUTER, in the "Hard Drives" section, there are now TWO drives listed- C (the drive that came w/ comp that has XP on it), and D (this is the NEW drive with Vista on it). Previously, the "new" drive wasn't showing up here, so I guess we're getting closer, eh?

When I go into setup (F2), for Boot Sequence, I still see:
1. Onboard or USB Floppy (not present)
2. Onboard SATA Hard Drive
3. Onboard PATA Hard Drive (not present)
4. Onboard or USB CD-ROM

When in Setup and in the DRIVES section, it lists:

Diskette- Off
SATA 0- Serial ATA, 250 GB, On
SATA 1- Serial ATA, 320 GB, On
SATA 2- DVD/RW, On
SATA 3- CD/RW, On
SATA 4- N/A
SATA 5- N/A
PATA 0- N/A and finally
PATA 1- N/A
(if you compare this lineup to the one that I previously submitted to you, you will notice that now the new drive is being pulled in for SATA-1, although it is not listed in the Boot Sequence.


Lastly, to answer your question regarding DevMan, when XP is loaded, the Device Manager shows:

+DISK DRIVES (click to expand, then get)
   ST3250820AS [which is the original drive, 250G]
   ST3320620AS [the new drive, 320G]


Also, I don't know if this is normal or not, but when i run cmd in xp and try to cd or chdir to d:, it just flashes "D:\" then immediately goes back to c:\windows.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 09:40:40 PM »

Looks like you got the system to see the drive.

What happens when you take the manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer?


1.   Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
2.   Click Properties, and then click Tools.
3.   Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
4.   Use one of the following procedures:
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007, 12:19:01 AM »

When I ran chkdsk for C the first time, I got a message at the end saying that it found some wasted space in the mbr and would check some of the disk on restart. When I run it now, I don't get any error code, but I get:
C:\Documents and Settings\mvld>chkdsk
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.

 239215882 KB total disk space.
 134285712 KB in 87441 files.
     34424 KB in 8579 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    179230 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
 104716516 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  59803970 total allocation units on disk.
  26179129 allocation units available on disk.

When I run it for E, also no error code as you suggested, but I get:
C:\Documents and Settings\mvld>chkdsk e:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING!  F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
File verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
Index verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)...
Security descriptor verification completed.

 312560608 KB total disk space.
   8349880 KB in 27413 files.
      7764 KB in 2414 indexes.
         0 KB in bad sectors.
    106788 KB in use by the system.
     65536 KB occupied by the log file.
 304096176 KB available on disk.

      4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
  78140152 total allocation units on disk.
  76024044 allocation units available on disk.

When XP loaded on C drive and run Error Checking for the C drive, it runs to end and says there's no problem. When I run it for the E drive, it also completes. (The last time I tried to run it for the E drive from the C drive I got an error message saying that the disc or volume could not be found.)
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